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The work of the Procurator Fiscal has helped save lives during the pandemic

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service staff have been thanked for their work in contributing to the life-saving organ donation process during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic.

Solicitor General welcomes publication of Domestic Abuse figures

The Solicitor General, Alison Di Rollo QC, has welcomed the publication of figures on Domestic Abuse and Stalking charges in Scotland.

Man jailed for historical sexual offences against children

A man has been sentenced to 11 years and six months in prison for the historical rape and sexual assaults of two young girls.

Company fined for crude oil discharge

An oil company has admitted regulatory failings which led to the discharge of crude oil into the North Sea.

Restriction Order for serial offender

A serial violent offender who abducted a couple at knifepoint before forcing them to commit sexual acts and robbing them has been given an Order for Lifelong Restriction at the High Court in Glasgow.

Company fined £80,000 for failings that led to man’s death

A company has admitted failings which resulted in the death of an 80 year-old man who was found at the bottom of a stairwell in an indoor market in Aberdeen.

Two jailed for drug supply

Two men involved in the supply of drugs have been jailed for a total of nine years.

Man jailed for fatal hit and run

A Paisley man who killed a 15 year old school girl in a hit and run incident has been sentenced to five years and three months imprisonment.

Man jailed for manufacturing 'slam guns' in garden shed

A man who was manufacturing improvised firearms known as ‘slam guns’ in his garden shed has been jailed for five years.

Company fined £310,000 after workers' fingers amputated

A meat processing company has been fined £310,000 after two workers had their fingers amputated by machines.

On 22 August 2016, a 37-year-old man was working on the Lorne sausage processing line at what was then the Halls of Scotland factory on Glenburn Road, Prestwick.