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Woman jailed for cyber stalking

A 32 year old woman who created fake social media accounts to carry out a campaign of harassment has been sentenced to 12 months in prison and given a five year non-harassment order.

£1.6 million Confiscation Order for crime gang members

Two members of Scotland’s ‘most sophisticated’ crime gang have been told they must pay back £1.6 million from the proceeds of their criminal actions.

Lord Advocate welcomes publication of hate crime figures

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, today welcomed the publication of figures on Hate Crime in Scotland.

Hate Crime in Scotland, 2018-19

An official Statistics publication for Scotland

A report on Hate Crime in Scotland, 2018-19 was published today. This brings together figures on race crime, and on crime motivated by prejudice related to religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity.

Former politician jailed for embezzlement

A 37 year-old woman has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment after embezzling money from two Glasgow based organisations.

Revised joint protocol on domestic abuse

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and Police Scotland have today (Friday 10 May) published the revised 5th edition of their Joint Protocol on Domestic Abuse.

Port Glasgow man jailed for dog fighting offences

A 27 year old man, who kept dogs for fighting, has been sentenced to 7 months imprisonment and banned from keeping dogs for 20 years.

Police officer sentenced for stalking

A 43 year-old police officer whose course of conduct caused a vulnerable woman significant fear and alarm has been sentenced to two years and eight months in prison and given a three year a non-harassment order at Perth Sheriff Court today.

Six figure confiscation order for woman guilty of embezzling charity

A former payroll manager who admitted embezzling the British Red Cross has been told she must pay back £176,366.16 from the proceeds of her criminal actions.

Man jailed for fireraising and extortion

A man who tried to extort nearly £100,000 from his landlord and deliberately set fire to a house he had been renting has been jailed for 12 years.