1. Man jailed for historical offences against women and girls

    A violent serial offender has been jailed for 15 years for a catalogue of historical offences against nine women and girls.

    11 Aug 2021 Cases
  2. Former monk sentenced for historical sexual offences against children

    A former monk who admitted two charges of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices against boys more than forty years ago has been sentenced.

    30 Jul 2021 Cases
  3. Glasgow man who stabbed his brother-in-law sentenced

    A Glasgow man who killed his brother-in-law following a family row has been sentenced.

    23 Jun 2021 Cases
  4. COPFS committed to tackling Hate Crime

    The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has reaffirmed the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service’s robust approach to tackling hate crime following the publication of new figures on the issue.

    11 Jun 2021 COPFS corporate
  5. Inverness man sentenced for catalogue of sexual offending

    An Inverness man who was extradited from America to face charges of rape and assault in Scotland has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

    11 Jun 2021 Cases
  6. Men hid cocaine and cannabis in machinery to smuggle through Scotland

    Three men have been jailed for smuggling cocaine and cannabis through Scotland.

    08 Jun 2021 Cases
  7. Standards of Service for Victims and Witnesses - Annual Report

    The Lord Advocate is required to publish Standards of Service for victims and witnesses each year and to publish an annual report in relation to the fulfilment of those standards.

    10 May 2021 COPFS corporate
  8. Cameron House Hotel: Fatal Accident Inquiry decision

    Following a thorough investigation and criminal prosecution, Crown Counsel have decided not to hold a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths of Richard Dyson and Simon Midgley at Cameron House Hotel.

    19 Apr 2021 Cases
  9. Publication of Securing Justice: Our Strategic Plan 2020-23 and Business Plan for 2020-21

    Today the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has published Securing Justice: Strategic Plan for 2020-23, along with the COPFS business plan for 2020-21.

    07 Aug 2020 COPFS corporate
  10. COPFS revises Sensitive Personal Records Policy

    THE Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has revised its internal policy on the recovery of sensitive personal records of rape victims for use as evidence.

    09 Jun 2020 COPFS corporate