A 25 year old man from Inverness-shire has been sentenced to four years and eight months imprisonment for causing the death of a passenger after losing control of his car.
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.
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.
A 74 year-old man who sexually abused boys over three decades was today jailed for nine years.
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.
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.
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.
The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, today welcomed the publication of figures on Hate Crime in Scotland.
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.
A 37 year-old woman has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment after embezzling money from two Glasgow based organisations.