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Falkirk man sentenced for attacking swan

A 30 year-old Falkirk man has been given a three-year community payback order with supervision and conduct requirements after footage of him attacking a swan appeared on social media.

Ayrshire man jailed for dog fighting offences

A 42 year old man who kept dogs for fighting has been sentenced to 10 months imprisonment and banned from keeping animals for 10 years.

Kilmarnock man jailed for historical abuse of cadets

A 74 year-old man who sexually abused boys over three decades was today jailed for nine years.

Gamekeeper sentenced for killing multiple protected species

A 60 year-old man who killed wild birds, badgers and an otter has been ordered to carry out 225 hours of unpaid work and given a Restriction of Liberty Order requiring him to stay home between 9pm and 6am for a ten month period.

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.