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  1. Lord Advocate: Protection of sex crime victims is priority

    The Lord Advocate has welcomed a report into how prosecutors apply provisions which regulate the use of evidence relating to the sexual history or character of complainers in sexual offence trials.

    19 Oct 2022 Statements
  2. COPFS launches consultation to inform new Strategic Plan

    An invitation to have your say about the initial framework for the COPFS Strategic Plan 2023-27.

    18 Oct 2022 COPFS corporate
  3. Glasgow rapist given Order for Lifelong Restriction

    A rapist has been jailed indefinitely for attacks on a pregnant woman and a stranger he met on the street.

    14 Oct 2022 Cases
  4. Domestic Abuser from Kilmarnock jailed for series of attacks on partners

    A serial domestic abuser has been jailed after being found guilty of assaulting four of his ex-partners.

    04 Oct 2022 Cases
  5. Outgoing Crown Agent leaves with thanks

    The Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC has thanked David Harvie for his service as Crown Agent of COPFS as he steps down from the role. John Logue has been appointed Interim Crown Agent.

    23 Sep 2022 Statements
  6. New initiative to build links between prosecutors and victims of domestic abuse.

    An innovative pilot scheme which aims to transform the service offered to victims of domestic abuse by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) launched this month.

    23 Sep 2022 COPFS corporate
  7. Rapist jailed for twelve years for attacks on children and women over twenty years

    A Fife man who raped children and women over the course of two decades has been jailed for twelve years today.  

    23 Sep 2022 Cases
  8. Domestic Abuse and Stalking charges in Scotland, 2021-22

    An Official Statistics publication for Scotland

    21 Sep 2022 COPFS corporate
  9. Lord Advocate pledges robust prosecution for crimes of domestic abuse

    The Lord Advocate today renewed her pledge to tackle the traumatising crimes of domestic abuse and stalking with robust prosecution of offenders.

    21 Sep 2022 COPFS corporate
  10. Company director fined over £9000 for damaging a badger sett

    The director of a construction company has been fined £9,350 after allowing a worker to damage a badger sett at a housing development in Aberdeen.

    20 Sep 2022 Cases