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Daily Record
Scottish Hydro admits 'entirely avoidable' safety failings which led to power line worker being electrocutedAn electricity firm has been fined £3,000 after a worker was electrocuted on a
Scottish Hydro admits 'entirely avoidable' safety failings which led to power line worker being electrocuted
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
An electricity firm has been fined £3,000 after a worker was electrocuted on a power line. A Crown Office health and safety expert said Gareth Aitken's death was "foreseeable and entirely avoidable". Tain Sheriff Court heard on Tuesday that Mr... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Post Office staff face strike against mass privatisation - is your branch hit?the service is taken over by a retailer in the same area – the majority moving
Post Office staff face strike against mass privatisation - is your branch hit?
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
the service is taken over by a retailer in the same area – the majority moving to WH Smiths), and 16 ‘hosted’ (where the crown office closes and staff and the service move into another retailer). The regional breakdown is as follows: Banbury,... Read more
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heraldscotland
Innocent man's anger at neighbour after false accusation of racist abusehim through an eight-month legal ordeal in which he was worried sick that he wo
Innocent man's anger at neighbour after false accusation of racist abuse
heraldscotland / Posted 3 days ago
him through an eight-month legal ordeal in which he was worried sick that he would lose his job and good name. But the Crown Office has announced that no action will be taken against Brooke. The decision comes even though she stood in the... Read more
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Daily Record
Sunday Mail spy probe WILL be investigated by external forceat Holyrood and a review of the force’s Counter Corruption Unit (CCU), who were
Sunday Mail spy probe WILL be investigated by external force
Daily Record / Posted 4 days ago
at Holyrood and a review of the force’s Counter Corruption Unit (CCU), who were responsible for the molehunt. The Crown Office later decided that no crime had been committed – but Jeremy Johnson, the force’s own QC, told the hearing in... Read more
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Daily Record
Family of Sheku Bayoh still no closer to knowing how he died in police custodyof the Bayoh family. A PIRC report is expected to be delivered to the new Lord
Family of Sheku Bayoh still no closer to knowing how he died in police custody
Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
of the Bayoh family. A PIRC report is expected to be delivered to the new Lord Advocate James Wolffe this summer. The Crown Office and Sheku’s family can then ask for further inquiries to be carried out. A source said: “The exact cause of... Read more
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heraldscotland
Arbroath holiday park owner fined £234,000 over death of six-old boyPark, pled guilty to contraventions of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 at
Arbroath holiday park owner fined £234,000 over death of six-old boy
heraldscotland / Posted 7 days ago
Park, pled guilty to contraventions of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 at Forfar Sheriff Court on Thursday, the Crown Office confirmed. A joint investigation by Angus Council and the former Tayside Police found no risk assessment was... Read more
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Daily Record
Holiday firm fined £234,000 over six-old boy pool death at caravan parkPark, pled guilty to contraventions of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 at
Holiday firm fined £234,000 over six-old boy pool death at caravan park
Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
Park, pled guilty to contraventions of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 at Forfar Sheriff Court on Thursday, the Crown Office confirmed. Red Lion Holiday Park in Arbroath A joint investigation by Angus Council and the former Tayside... Read more
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iafrica.com
Canadian pilots arrested for being drunkin aviation. They also face charges relating to "threatening or abusive behavi
Canadian pilots arrested for being drunk
iafrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
in aviation. They also face charges relating to "threatening or abusive behaviour", according to details provided by the Crown Office. Neither man made a plea during the private hearing at Paisley Sheriff Court, and both were remanded in custody... Read more
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ABC News
Two Allegedly Drunk Pilots Arrested Prior to Trans-Atlantic FlightSyed, 37, were arrested under the Railway and Transport Safety Act 2003, accord
Two Allegedly Drunk Pilots Arrested Prior to Trans-Atlantic Flight
ABC News / Posted 9 days ago
Syed, 37, were arrested under the Railway and Transport Safety Act 2003, according to the airline, Police Scotland, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. The pair appeared in Paisley Sheriff Court on Tuesday and will be "committed for... Read more
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heraldscotland
Sheriff hits out at one year limit on jail term for child abuserA SHERIFF has hit out at the Crown Office for limiting the maximum prison sente
Sheriff hits out at one year limit on jail term for child abuser
heraldscotland / Posted 9 days ago
A SHERIFF has hit out at the Crown Office for limiting the maximum prison sentence she could impose on a serial child abuser to one year. Sheriff Elizabeth McFarlane told 37-year-old David Tannock that he deserved to be jailed for four years after... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
M&D's safety officer given ban after signing off doomed Tsunami rollercoasterunder way, but has since partially reopened. The HSE said it was continuing to
M&D's safety officer given ban after signing off doomed Tsunami rollercoaster
EveningTimes Online / Posted 10 days ago
under way, but has since partially reopened. The HSE said it was continuing to work closely with Police Scotland and the Crown Office while the cause of the incident is established, and had banned the inspector for carrying out any checks on... Read more
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heraldscotland
Inspector suspended after M&D rollercoaster crashunder way, but has since partially reopened. The HSE said it was continuing to
Inspector suspended after M&D rollercoaster crash
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
under way, but has since partially reopened. The HSE said it was continuing to work closely with Police Scotland and the Crown Office while the cause of the incident is established, and had banned the inspector for carrying out any checks on... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Toy car collector arrested and held in police cell for four hours over the £16 online sale of three Dinky models on eBayof attention is beyond me. "The fact he says he was denied medication makes th
Toy car collector arrested and held in police cell for four hours over the £16 online sale of three Dinky models on eBay
Daily Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
of attention is beyond me. "The fact he says he was denied medication makes the flashpoint all the more regrettable." A Crown Office spokeswoman confirmed the case had been dropped. She said: "The Procurator Fiscal received a report relating to... Read more
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express
Police Scotland face probe following T in the Park deathRichardson was left stranded after a bus drove away while he smoked a cigarette
Police Scotland face probe following T in the Park death
express / Posted 13 days ago
Richardson was left stranded after a bus drove away while he smoked a cigarette A PIRC spokesman said: "The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has instructed the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner to... Read more
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Daily Record
Police under investigation following death of T reveller James Richardsoninto the initial response by police after they were informed Mr Richardson had
Police under investigation following death of T reveller James Richardson
Daily Record / Posted 13 days ago
into the initial response by police after they were informed Mr Richardson had gone missing. A PIRC spokesman said: “The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (Copfs) has instructed the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) to... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Internal police probe launched over death of T in the Park reveller Jim Richardson2.30pm, and his wife Samantha launched a Facebook appeal to friends to help tra
Internal police probe launched over death of T in the Park reveller Jim Richardson
EveningTimes Online / Posted 13 days ago
2.30pm, and his wife Samantha launched a Facebook appeal to friends to help trace him. A spokesman for the PIRC said: “The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has instructed the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) to... Read more
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heraldscotland
Sheriff criticises delays in case against ex-FM’s sisterhe said she could not accept the offer on the house, which is being sold for of
Sheriff criticises delays in case against ex-FM’s sister
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
he said she could not accept the offer on the house, which is being sold for offers over £105,000, as prosecutors from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service had made moves to seize the property. An incensed Sheriff McFarlane turned to... Read more
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Daily Record
Paedophile hunter reveals the mistakes that get sick beasts caughtin the Philippines after Daniel’s death. It was aimed at organised cyber crime
Paedophile hunter reveals the mistakes that get sick beasts caught
Daily Record / Posted 15 days ago
in the Philippines after Daniel’s death. It was aimed at organised cyber crime gangs. Scores of people were held, and the Crown Office want suspect Archie Gian Tolin, 20, to be put on trial in Scotland. Speaking in 2014, Daniel’s mum Nicola said:... Read more
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Daily Mirror
UK's biggest ever haul of class A drugs as £512m of cocaine found in North Sealike to pay tribute to the assistance we have received from the Royal Navy, Bor
UK's biggest ever haul of class A drugs as £512m of cocaine found in North Sea
Daily Mirror / Posted 17 days ago
like to pay tribute to the assistance we have received from the Royal Navy, Border Force, Police Scotland, the SPA and the Crown Office in making this seizure and putting those responsible before the courts.” Tony McMullin, Regional Director,... Read more
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Scotsman
Two guilty after UK’s ‘biggest cocaine haul’ off Aberdeenlike to pay tribute to the assistance we have received from the Royal Navy, Bor
Two guilty after UK’s ‘biggest cocaine haul’ off Aberdeen
Scotsman / Posted 17 days ago
like to pay tribute to the assistance we have received from the Royal Navy, Border Force, Police Scotland, the SPA and the Crown Office in making this seizure and putting those responsible before the courts.” Tony McMullin, Regional Director,... Read more
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heraldscotland
Teenager convicted after car chase killed nurse who was on her way home from worksome sense of justice having been carried out. "We have reported the circumsta
Teenager convicted after car chase killed nurse who was on her way home from work
heraldscotland / Posted 17 days ago
some sense of justice having been carried out. "We have reported the circumstances that preceded this collision to the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service and in turn they have instructed the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner to... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Teenager convicted after car chase killed nurse who was on her way home from worksome sense of justice having been carried out. "We have reported the circumsta
Teenager convicted after car chase killed nurse who was on her way home from work
EveningTimes Online / Posted 17 days ago
some sense of justice having been carried out. "We have reported the circumstances that preceded this collision to the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service and in turn they have instructed the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner to... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Cops defend M9 crash search after 'debris' is foundhave made direct contact with the Bell family and have recovered the debris to
Cops defend M9 crash search after 'debris' is found
EveningTimes Online / Posted 17 days ago
have made direct contact with the Bell family and have recovered the debris to establish its source. "We have advised the Crown Office and will carry out the necessary investigation to try to establish what link, if any, these items have to the... Read more
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Scotsman
M9 crash: Victim’s family find wreckage at accident site one year onhave made direct contact with the Bell family and have recovered the debris to
M9 crash: Victim’s family find wreckage at accident site one year on
Scotsman / Posted 18 days ago
have made direct contact with the Bell family and have recovered the debris to establish its source. “We have advised the Crown Office and will carry out the necessary investigation to try to establish what link, if any, these items have to the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Police defend search at M9 crash site after 'debris' foundhave made direct contact with the Bell family and have recovered the debris to
Police defend search at M9 crash site after 'debris' found
heraldscotland / Posted 18 days ago
have made direct contact with the Bell family and have recovered the debris to establish its source. "We have advised the Crown Office and will carry out the necessary investigation to try to establish what link, if any, these items have to the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Gangland boss Jamie Daniel's funeral attracts hundreds of mournersafter prosecutors accepted Sutherland’s guilty plea in the heroin case. Police
Gangland boss Jamie Daniel's funeral attracts hundreds of mourners
Daily Mirror / Posted 19 days ago
after prosecutors accepted Sutherland’s guilty plea in the heroin case. Police were furious over the acquittals but the Crown Office said it was most important to “take out Al Capone”.Funeral cortege arrives for the cremation of Glasgow mobster... Read more
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Daily Record
Hundreds of mourners attend funeral of Glasgow gangland boss Jamie Danielafter prosecutors accepted Sutherland’s guilty plea in the heroin case. Police
Hundreds of mourners attend funeral of Glasgow gangland boss Jamie Daniel
Daily Record / Posted 19 days ago
after prosecutors accepted Sutherland’s guilty plea in the heroin case. Police were furious over the acquittals but the Crown Office said it was most important to “take out Al Capone”. It’s now thought Bonzo, 31, might try to step into the void... Read more
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Scotsman
Telling the story of Scots-led innovations at the national museumwith the world’s first phrenological society being based just across Chambers S
Telling the story of Scots-led innovations at the national museum
Scotsman / Posted 19 days ago
with the world’s first phrenological society being based just across Chambers Street from the museum, in what is now the Crown Office. Jumping forward a century, the second item is the “Mouse Box”, a prototype magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)... Read more
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heraldscotland
Crematorium staff say they are the 'victims' following baby ashes scandalbereavement groups have called for ''action to be taken'' over the previous pra
Crematorium staff say they are the 'victims' following baby ashes scandal
heraldscotland / Posted 21 days ago
bereavement groups have called for ''action to be taken'' over the previous practices uncovered at the crematorium. The Crown Office said Dame Elish's report is "under consideration". An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “The report has... Read more
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chroniclelive
Liam Fee case was challenging' for prosecutors and 'distressing' for jurorsduring the evidence. Earlier this week, Derek Ogg QC, former head of the Natio
Liam Fee case was challenging' for prosecutors and 'distressing' for jurors
chroniclelive / Posted 22 days ago
during the evidence. Earlier this week, Derek Ogg QC, former head of the National Sexual Crimes Unit (NSCU) based at the Crown Office, suggested a range of options to better support jurors in traumatic court cases, including greater use of... Read more
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Daily Star
Lesbian couple who locked Liam Fee in cage and killed him are jailedlesbian couple who tortured tot before killing him 'I know the truth' Mum of L
Lesbian couple who locked Liam Fee in cage and killed him are jailed
Daily Star / Posted 22 days ago
lesbian couple who tortured tot before killing him 'I know the truth' Mum of Liam Fee killer claims daughter is innocent CROWN OFFICE COMMUNICATIONSVILE: The henious pair forced harmless toddlers to sleep in squalor Brian McConnachie QC,... Read more
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Daily Record
Jamie Daniel's crime empire on the verge of collapse after his death from cancerafter prosecutors accepted Sutherland’s guilty plea in the heroin case. Police
Jamie Daniel's crime empire on the verge of collapse after his death from cancer
Daily Record / Posted 23 days ago
after prosecutors accepted Sutherland’s guilty plea in the heroin case. Police were furious over the acquittals but the Crown Office said it was most important to “take out Al Capone”. It’s now thought Bonzo, 31, might try to step into the void... Read more
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heraldscotland
Alex Salmond's plan to put Tony Blair in the dock in Scotland hits legal hitchThe arguments put forward by Mr Sillars were described at the time by Mr Salmon
Alex Salmond's plan to put Tony Blair in the dock in Scotland hits legal hitch
heraldscotland / Posted 24 days ago
The arguments put forward by Mr Sillars were described at the time by Mr Salmond as "both familiar and well-founded". The Crown Office has confirmed that following Mr Sillars' submission to the Lord Advocate, the matter was given "most careful and... Read more
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Daily Record
Man appears in court charged with Glasgow pensioner murderstabbing of an elderly man in Glasgow. He also faced charges of assault and ro
Man appears in court charged with Glasgow pensioner murder
Daily Record / Posted 24 days ago
stabbing of an elderly man in Glasgow. He also faced charges of assault and robbery and assault with intent to rob, the Crown Office later confirmed. Telfor, from Glasgow, made no plea or declaration during the hearing. He was remanded in... Read more
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express
Prosecutors admit defeat in battle to bring drug smuggler to Scotland for trialwhile on weekend leave from Castle Huntly open prison. Yesterday, politicians
Prosecutors admit defeat in battle to bring drug smuggler to Scotland for trial
express / Posted 25 days ago
while on weekend leave from Castle Huntly open prison. Yesterday, politicians called for “lessons to be learned” after the Crown Office admitted that proceedings in the extraordinary case had been brought to an end.Related articles World's most... Read more
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Daily Record
Fugitive drug smuggler behind record-breaking £45m cannabis bust cheats justicewas one of six men wanted by Police Scotland’s Fugitives Unit. But last night,
Fugitive drug smuggler behind record-breaking £45m cannabis bust cheats justice
Daily Record / Posted 25 days ago
was one of six men wanted by Police Scotland’s Fugitives Unit. But last night, after the Sunday Mail told Ekkebus that the Crown Office had decided to give up, he immediately planned a trip to visit his Scottish mates. He called one of his cronies... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital under fire over suicidesany patient assessed as being at risk of hurting themselves would get “appropri
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital under fire over suicides
EveningTimes Online / Posted 26 days ago
any patient assessed as being at risk of hurting themselves would get “appropriate support”. NHS Tayside – which is facing Crown Office investigations into the three deaths at Murray Royal – declined to comment. Roger Livermore, a former NHS... Read more
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heraldscotland
M9 victim's family distress over probe timescaleus nearer to some insight or answers as to what happened with John and Lamara o
M9 victim's family distress over probe timescale
heraldscotland / Posted 26 days ago
us nearer to some insight or answers as to what happened with John and Lamara on July 5 last year". A spokesman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said: "The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner has submitted a... Read more
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heraldscotland
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital under fire over suicidesany patient assessed as being at risk of hurting themselves would get “appropri
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital under fire over suicides
heraldscotland / Posted 27 days ago
any patient assessed as being at risk of hurting themselves would get “appropriate support”. NHS Tayside – which is facing Crown Office investigations into the three deaths at Murray Royal – declined to comment. Roger Livermore, a former NHS... Read more
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heraldscotland
M9 victim's family distress over probe timescaleus nearer to some insight or answers as to what happened with John and Lamara o
M9 victim's family distress over probe timescale
heraldscotland / Posted 27 days ago
us nearer to some insight or answers as to what happened with John and Lamara on July 5 last year". A spokesman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said: "The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner has submitted a... Read more
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Daily Record
50 patients took their lives in Scottish hospitals in past four yearsInformation Act, show another two women died by suicide in the hospital just da
50 patients took their lives in Scottish hospitals in past four years
Daily Record / Posted 27 days ago
Information Act, show another two women died by suicide in the hospital just days apart in the wake of Jodie’s death. The Crown Office are investigating all three deaths. NHS Tayside said: “As this is a legal matter, it would not be appropriate... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Man who stabbed OAP to death still on run but cops WON'T release CCTV images“It’s really not a nice place to live any more.” The Record understands police
Man who stabbed OAP to death still on run but cops WON'T release CCTV images
Daily Mirror / Posted 28 days ago
“It’s really not a nice place to live any more.” The Record understands police would normally seek permission from the Crown Office to release CCTV of criminal suspects. A Crown Office spokesman confirmed they had received no such request from... Read more
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Daily Record
Knifeman killed an OAP and is still on the loose but cops WON'T show CCTV of him“It’s really not a nice place to live any more.” The Record understands police
Knifeman killed an OAP and is still on the loose but cops WON'T show CCTV of him
Daily Record / Posted 29 days ago
“It’s really not a nice place to live any more.” The Record understands police would normally seek permission from the Crown Office to release CCTV of criminal suspects. A Crown Office spokesman confirmed they had received no such request from... Read more
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Scotsman
Aberdeen council to act over baby cremation scandalthis would “advise me what further action” needs to be taken. The local author
Aberdeen council to act over baby cremation scandal
Scotsman / Posted 29 days ago
this would “advise me what further action” needs to be taken. The local authority will also “fully co-operate” with the Crown Office as it considers the report, Ms Scott confirmed. The council chief executive said: “I fully understand the shock... Read more
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Daily Mirror
M&D's theme park 'has had history of problems' in years before Tsunami crashwell maintained and safe. “Where there are failings, HSE will take appropriate
M&D's theme park 'has had history of problems' in years before Tsunami crash
Daily Mirror / Posted a month ago
well maintained and safe. “Where there are failings, HSE will take appropriate action and if necessary submit a report to Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) for consideration of further legal action. The Crown Office said it had no... Read more
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