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  1. Three top schools to battle it out in final of COPFS public speaking competition

    Three of Scotland’s top secondary schools will next month go head-to-head in the final of a prestigious public speaking contest.

    22 May 2023 COPFS corporate
  2. Crown to appeal sentence on man convicted of rape

    The Lord Advocate has decided that the Crown should appeal the sentence imposed upon a man convicted of rape on the grounds that it is ‘unduly lenient’.

    28 Apr 2023 Statements
  3. COPFS outlines ambitious vision for Scotland’s prosecution service

    Today the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has published a new Strategic Plan outlining the organisation’s vision and goals to 2027.

    19 Apr 2023 COPFS corporate
  4. Crown Office statement on the Park Inn Hotel shooting incident

    On 26 June 2020, Badreddin Abdalla Adam Bosh was shot and killed by officers of Police Scotland after he stabbed and seriously injured six people in the Park Inn Hotel, West George Street, Glasgow.

    06 Apr 2023 Statements
  5. Industrial action on 15 March

    Details about disruption to our services on 15 March due to industrial action and advice for those due to attend court or a COPFS office.

    13 Mar 2023 COPFS corporate
  6. Diversion from prosecution review welcomed

    The Lord Advocate has welcomed a review of diversion from prosecution in Scotland which has concluded the practice is working well and developing in a positive direction.

    21 Feb 2023 Statements
  7. Industrial Action on 1 February 2023

    Details about potential disruption to our services on 1 February due to industrial action and advice for those due to attend court or a COPFS office.

    30 Jan 2023 COPFS corporate
  8. Cameron House Hotel Fatal Accident Inquiry Determination

    The Crown Office welcomes the publication of the Sheriff’s determination following the FAI into the tragic deaths of Richard Dyson and Simon Midgley in a fire at Cameron House Hotel in December 2017. 

    11 Jan 2023 Statements
  9. Lord Advocate: We are determined to increase the confidence of domestic abuse victims in the criminal justice system

    Dorothy Bain KC has welcomed reporting on the first three years operation of the ground-breaking Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018.

    10 Jan 2023 COPFS corporate
  10. COPFS launches consultation on draft Strategic Plan for 2023-27

    The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is consulting with the public on our new Strategic Plan.

    06 Jan 2023 COPFS corporate