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Tackling domestic abuse is a priority for prosecutors

The Lord Advocate has confirmed that domestic abuse cases will continue to be prosecuted vigorously and fairly during the coronavirus pandemic.

Scottish Water fined for pollution of the River Clyde


Scottish Water was fined £19,000 at Glasgow Sheriff Court today after pleading guilty to an incident of water pollution in Glasgow in 2016.

Man jailed after one punch death

A 52 year-old man from Glasgow has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for causing the death of a 45 year-old man after attacking him in a bar.

Lord Advocate addresses victims' groups

The Lord Advocate renewed his commitment to put victims’ voices at the heart of the criminal justice system as he addressed an event marking European Day for Victims of Crime.

Teen sentenced to life imprisonment for murder

A teenager who murdered a 61 year-old man in an unprovoked attack has been sentenced to life imprisonment at the High Court in Edinburgh.


Marine fishing company fined for failings that lead to crewman's death

The operator of a fishing vessel which lost a crewman overboard has admitted health and safety offences.

Human traffickers ordered to pay victims compensation

Two human traffickers have been told they have to pay more than £13,000 in compensation to their victims.

Robert McPhee, 70, and his son-in-law John Miller, 40, were jailed for a total of 17 years in 2018 after being found guilty of a catalogue of crimes.

Man jailed after stabbing stranger to death in his own home

A man who stabbed a stranger to death in his own home after a five-day drugs binge has been jailed for life.

Pair sentenced to 40 years for knife killing

Two men have been sentenced to a mandatory life term for the murder of a 30 year old in Glasgow and told they must serve at least 20 years each in prison.

Crown Office cash boost to clear post-mortem backlog

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service can confirm an additional £300,000 investment to help clear overdue post-mortem reports that are impacting upon a large number of bereaved families in Scotland.