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Daily Record
Footballer David Goodwillie told to set aside 100k ahead of damages action casealso maintains it was consensual. Both deny the woman was incapable. Police we
Footballer David Goodwillie told to set aside 100k ahead of damages action case
Daily Record / Posted 6 minutes ago
also maintains it was consensual. Both deny the woman was incapable. Police were called in and the case was reported to Crown Office but Goodwillie was later advised that he would not be prosecuted for any offence. The woman claims that as a... Read more
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Daily Record
Mum's quick thinking alerted police as she suffered a savage domestic attackcall operator and I really think she saved my life. I'm so thankful to her." B
Mum's quick thinking alerted police as she suffered a savage domestic attack
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
call operator and I really think she saved my life. I'm so thankful to her." But Sheriff Derek Hamilton lambasted the Crown Office for prosecuting the offence as a minor summary case rather than an indictment case. This meant the maximum... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Mum's quick thinking alerted police as she suffered a savage domestic attackcall operator and I really think she saved my life. I'm so thankful to her." B
Mum's quick thinking alerted police as she suffered a savage domestic attack
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
call operator and I really think she saved my life. I'm so thankful to her." But Sheriff Derek Hamilton lambasted the Crown Office for prosecuting the offence as a minor summary case rather than an indictment case. This meant the maximum... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Greenock mum-of-four rescued from brutal assault after ringing cops and hiding phone under pillowSheriff who jailed him said he wanted to imprison him for longer but couldn't b
Greenock mum-of-four rescued from brutal assault after ringing cops and hiding phone under pillow
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
Sheriff who jailed him said he wanted to imprison him for longer but couldn't because of a blunder by prosecutors. The Crown Office - the Scottish equivalent of the CPS - prosecuted the attack as a minor "summary" case, rather than a more... Read more
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heraldscotland
Mother of four rescued from assault by dialling for police and hiding her phone under a pillowSheriff who jailed him said he wanted to imprison him for longer but couldn't b
Mother of four rescued from assault by dialling for police and hiding her phone under a pillow
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
Sheriff who jailed him said he wanted to imprison him for longer but couldn't because of a blunder by prosecutors. The Crown Office - the Scottish equivalent of the CPS - prosecuted the attack as a minor "summary" case, rather than a more... Read more
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heraldscotland
Lord Advocate: No FAI inquiry into M9 crash would be inconceivableby the Pirc, which was tasked with examining the wider circumstances surroundin
Lord Advocate: No FAI inquiry into M9 crash would be inconceivable
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
by the Pirc, which was tasked with examining the wider circumstances surrounding the deaths, have been submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). The interim report was handed over in November last year, while a... Read more
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Daily Record
'Inconceivable' that fatal accident inquiry into M9 crash won't be held, says Lord Advocateby the Pirc, which was tasked with examining the wider circumstances surroundin
'Inconceivable' that fatal accident inquiry into M9 crash won't be held, says Lord Advocate
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
by the Pirc, which was tasked with examining the wider circumstances surrounding the deaths, have been submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). The interim report was handed over in November last year, while a... Read more
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express
Sturgeon's EU slum: Squalor, filth and sex crime in constituency branded SHAME OF SCOTLANDcrimes in Scotland have also rocketed by 11 per cent in the last year and 109 p
Sturgeon's EU slum: Squalor, filth and sex crime in constituency branded SHAME OF SCOTLAND
express / Posted 3 days ago
crimes in Scotland have also rocketed by 11 per cent in the last year and 109 people have been reported to the Crown Office for rape and attempted rape in Glasgow alone. YoutubeChildren are being forced to live in filthy, disgusting... Read more
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Daily Record
The Clutha helicopter crash victims have been waiting too long for an inquiryMore The report into the FAI process found there had been improvements since t
The Clutha helicopter crash victims have been waiting too long for an inquiry
Daily Record / Posted 3 days ago
More The report into the FAI process found there had been improvements since the creation of a specialist Crown Office department in 2010. Clutha victim Mark O'Prey But almost a third of cases took more than three years to be... Read more
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Daily Record
Former Hearts chairman's fraud case dropped due to lack of evidenceown estate agency, was one of seven people reported in connection with a fraud
Former Hearts chairman's fraud case dropped due to lack of evidence
Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
own estate agency, was one of seven people reported in connection with a fraud inquiry in 2013. But after three years, the Crown Office have decided there will be no criminal prosecution. Deans, 65, was chairman of the Tynecastle side in the late... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Inspectors recommend reforms to speed up fatal accident inquiriesled to mandatory or discretionary FAIs between 2012/13 and 2014/15, accounting
Inspectors recommend reforms to speed up fatal accident inquiries
EveningTimes Online / Posted 6 days ago
led to mandatory or discretionary FAIs between 2012/13 and 2014/15, accounting for 0.7% of all deaths investigated by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). The inspectorate looked at 88 cases from the three-year period and found... Read more
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Daily Record
Edinburgh trams inquiry could lead to criminal prosecutionsand within budget. Lord Hardie said: "Any question of prosecution will ultimat
Edinburgh trams inquiry could lead to criminal prosecutions
Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
and within budget. Lord Hardie said: "Any question of prosecution will ultimately be a matter for the Lord Advocate and Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), and their decision will depend upon the availability of evidence... Read more
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Scotsman
Edinburgh Trams inquiry could lead to criminal prosecutionsto Leith and beyond Lord Hardie said: “Any question of prosecution will ultima
Edinburgh Trams inquiry could lead to criminal prosecutions
Scotsman / Posted 6 days ago
to Leith and beyond Lord Hardie said: “Any question of prosecution will ultimately be a matter for the Lord Advocate and Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), and their decision will depend upon the availability of evidence... Read more
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heraldscotland
Edinburgh trams inquiry could lead to criminal prosecutions, says investigation chairand within budget. Lord Hardie said: "Any question of prosecution will ultimat
Edinburgh trams inquiry could lead to criminal prosecutions, says investigation chair
heraldscotland / Posted 6 days ago
and within budget. Lord Hardie said: "Any question of prosecution will ultimately be a matter for the Lord Advocate and Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), and their decision will depend upon the availability of evidence... Read more
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Daily Record
Edinburgh trains inquiry could lead to criminal prosecutionsand within budget. Lord Hardie said: "Any question of prosecution will ultimat
Edinburgh trains inquiry could lead to criminal prosecutions
Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
and within budget. Lord Hardie said: "Any question of prosecution will ultimately be a matter for the Lord Advocate and Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), and their decision will depend upon the availability of evidence... Read more
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heraldscotland
Inquiry call after Crown Office drops £3m European cash fraud casebecause Ms Berridge kept records of all her emails throughout the period she sa
Inquiry call after Crown Office drops £3m European cash fraud case
heraldscotland / Posted 6 days ago
because Ms Berridge kept records of all her emails throughout the period she said she was able to demonstrate to the Crown Office that the lists had not been concocted. She said: “People actually still think that I have stolen more than £3m... Read more
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heraldscotland
Residents say new £75m crime-fighting hub has caused parking chaosThe campus was opened two years ago and houses various different organisations
Residents say new £75m crime-fighting hub has caused parking chaos
heraldscotland / Posted 7 days ago
The campus was opened two years ago and houses various different organisations involved in law enforcement including the Crown Office, Police Scotland, HM Revenue and Customs and the National Crime Agency. Figures earlier this year showed 300 wanted... Read more
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International Business Times
2 Turkish men jailed for smuggling £512m of cocaine in tug boat in UK's largest drug seizure that role of transport, international drug smuggling and trafficking could not
2 Turkish men jailed for smuggling £512m of cocaine in tug boat in UK's largest drug seizure
International Business Times / Posted 11 days ago
that role of transport, international drug smuggling and trafficking could not take place," he added. David Harvie, of the Crown Office, said after the sentencing: "The Hamal was identified after an intelligence tip-off from French authorities, and... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Turkish sailors jailed for 42 years over record UK cocaine bustDi Moore, said he was "desperate" to see his family but knew it would "remain i
Turkish sailors jailed for 42 years over record UK cocaine bust
Daily Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
Di Moore, said he was "desperate" to see his family but knew it would "remain impossible" for the foreseeable future. The Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together in the... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
Oxford Mail / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
Streatham Guardian / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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Bury Times
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
Bury Times / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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Gazette
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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guardian-series
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
guardian-series / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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Harrow Times
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
Harrow Times / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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This is West Country
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
This is West Country / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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Gazette News
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
Gazette News / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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Bolton News
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
Bolton News / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
Croydon Guardian / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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The News and Star
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
The News and Star / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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Northern Echo
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
Northern Echo / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boatbeing taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa a
Turkish smugglers jailed after cocaine worth £512m found on tug boat
Kingston Guardian / Posted 12 days ago
being taken into custody in April 2015 as their families struggle to get visa approval. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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heraldscotland
Two men jailed for smuggling £500m of cocaine in ship off coast of Scotlandto see his family but knows that will "remain impossible" for the foreseeable f
Two men jailed for smuggling £500m of cocaine in ship off coast of Scotland
heraldscotland / Posted 12 days ago
to see his family but knows that will "remain impossible" for the foreseeable future. Crown Agent David Harvie said the Crown Office worked with authorities in Guyana, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the US to piece crucial evidence together. He... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Drug smugglers jailed for 42 years in £500m cocaine haul off the coast of Scotlanda wardrobe in one of the crew’s quarters, with the opening cemented over. The
Drug smugglers jailed for 42 years in £500m cocaine haul off the coast of Scotland
EveningTimes Online / Posted 12 days ago
a wardrobe in one of the crew’s quarters, with the opening cemented over. The investigation into the seizure, overseen by Crown Office officials, resulted in a three-month trial at Glasgow High Court. Speaking following today’s sentencing, the... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Police watchdog submits death report of Sheku Bayoh to Lord Advocatemaintain confidence in the new Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, to ensure all ne
Police watchdog submits death report of Sheku Bayoh to Lord Advocate
EveningTimes Online / Posted 13 days ago
maintain confidence in the new Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, to ensure all necessary further enquiries are completed by Crown Office before any conclusion is reached on what happens next. We understand that this process is likely to take some... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Man, 19, faces charges of raping 14-old girlrape under section one and three of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009. H
Man, 19, faces charges of raping 14-old girl
Irish Examiner / Posted 13 days ago
rape under section one and three of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009. He also faced a separate charge of theft, the Crown Office said. Ciornei, whose general address was given as Glasgow, made no plea or declaration and was remanded in... Read more
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heraldscotland
Family scorn as long-awaited report into death of Sheku Bayoh finally goes to Crown Officemaintain confidence in the new Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, to ensure all ne
Family scorn as long-awaited report into death of Sheku Bayoh finally goes to Crown Office
heraldscotland / Posted 13 days ago
maintain confidence in the new Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, to ensure all necessary further enquiries are completed by Crown Office before any conclusion is reached on what happens next. We understand that this process is likely to take some... Read more
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Daily Record
Police watchdog submits Sheku Bayoh death report to Lord Advocatemaintain confidence in the new Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, to ensure all ne
Police watchdog submits Sheku Bayoh death report to Lord Advocate
Daily Record / Posted 13 days ago
maintain confidence in the new Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, to ensure all necessary further enquiries are completed by Crown Office before any conclusion is reached on what happens next. We understand that this process is likely to take some... Read more
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Daily Record
Man in court charged with raping 14-oldin Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, on Sunday when she was allegedly attacked. He
Man in court charged with raping 14-old
Daily Record / Posted 13 days ago
in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, on Sunday when she was allegedly attacked. He also faced a separate charge of theft, the Crown Office said. Ciornei, whose general address was given as Glasgow, made no plea or declaration and was remanded in... Read more
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Scotsman
Law on religiously aggravated crimes to be reviewedGovernment is to review the law covering religiously aggravated crimes in the w
Law on religiously aggravated crimes to be reviewed
Scotsman / Posted 14 days ago
Government is to review the law covering religiously aggravated crimes in the wake of the murder of Asad Shah. The Crown Office decided the circumstances of the killing in March did not meet the “statutory test for an offence to be... Read more
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Daily Record
Asad Shah murder forces review of law surrounding religiously aggravated crimesThe Crown Office decided the circumstances of the killing in March did not meet
Asad Shah murder forces review of law surrounding religiously aggravated crimes
Daily Record / Posted 14 days ago
The Crown Office decided the circumstances of the killing in March did not meet the "statutory test for an offence to be aggravated by religious prejudice" but Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC has now written to the Justice Secretary as he believes the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Copycat killings fears voiced as Asad Shah’s killer jailedThe Crown Office decided the circumstances of the killing in March did not meet
Copycat killings fears voiced as Asad Shah’s killer jailed
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
The Crown Office decided the circumstances of the killing in March did not meet the “statutory test for an offence to be aggravated by religious prejudice” but Lord Advocate James Wolffe, QC, has now written to the Justice Secretary as he believes... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Justice collaboration will save money and improve servicesDistrict Court.Ms Adams says the co-locations make good economic sense and supp
Justice collaboration will save money and improve services
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 14 days ago
District Court.Ms Adams says the co-locations make good economic sense and support Government efforts to reduce leased Crown office space and encourage more sharing of facilities.“Bringing services together means savings on Crown rental costs... Read more
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