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Daily Mirror
Mum makes devastating discovery when she opens baby boy's coffinno one will be held accountable, why do the police want my son’s samples? These
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 hours ago
no one will be held accountable, why do the police want my son’s samples? These are all I have. I’ve waited a very long time for answers.” A Crown Office spokesman said an investigation is under way and it would not be appropriate to comment furth... Read more
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Daily Record
"It's all I have left' Mum who found her baby's coffin empty demands lab sampleno one will be held accountable, why do the police want my son’s samples? These
Daily Record / Posted 12 hours ago
no one will be held accountable, why do the police want my son’s samples? These are all I have. I’ve waited a very long time for answers.” A Crown Office spokesman said an investigation is under way and it would not be appropriate to comment furth... Read more
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Daily Record
Cheesemaker spends £800k in fight to clear name after E.coli rap banErrington has spent £800k in his fight to clear the firm's name. (Image: Ross M
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
Errington has spent £800k in his fight to clear the firm's name. (Image: Ross McDairmant Photography)Read More But the Crown Office said there is insufficient evidence to pursue the case in court – although a fatal accident inquiry may still... Read more
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express
Scottish police fail to investigate 40 avoidable deaths in troubled health boardevidence or to interview any witnesses. Instead a report of the circumstances a
express / Posted yesterday
evidence or to interview any witnesses. Instead a report of the circumstances and available information was provided to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) seeking instruction and direction. "For clarity I should state that this... Read more
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SKY News
RBS restructuring unit probed over claims it profited from stricken firmsRBS. RBS is not privy to any details but will cooperate with any request for in
SKY News / Posted 2 days ago
RBS. RBS is not privy to any details but will cooperate with any request for information made by Police Scotland or the Crown Office." RBS admitted last year that it "could have done better" for the 12,000 small business customers served by the... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Clutha helicopter crash victim’s son wins five-figure payout after lawyer tried to prove he didn’t have close relationship with his dadfuel transfer switches were turned off but it could not answer why the pilot di
EveningTimes Online / Posted 3 days ago
fuel transfer switches were turned off but it could not answer why the pilot did not land or send a distress call. The Crown Office said an investigation into the crash is ongoing. A spokeswoman said: "The AAIB report into the Clutha tragedy,... Read more
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Daily Record
Greedy ex-cop who stole £60k off elderly mum to buy lavish home spared jailthey left court. Prosecutors indicated last night they were considering appeal
Daily Record / Posted 3 days ago
they left court. Prosecutors indicated last night they were considering appealing the decision not to jail the Roughs. A Crown Office spokeswoman said: “As with all cases, the Crown will consider the sentence and give consideration to whether it... Read more
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express
Fury as former cops are spared jail for embezzling £60,000 from elderly mothernight, prosecutors indicated they were considering appealing Sheriff Gilchrist’
express / Posted 3 days ago
night, prosecutors indicated they were considering appealing Sheriff Gilchrist’s decision not to jail the Roughs. A Crown Office spokeswoman said: “As with all cases, the Crown will consider the sentence and give consideration to whether it... Read more
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Daily Record
Family speak out as 'loving' dad who died in police custody sparks probe14, 2017. “The man was taken to Raigmore Hospital, where he later died. “The
Daily Record / Posted 4 days ago
14, 2017. “The man was taken to Raigmore Hospital, where he later died. “The matter has been referred to the PIRC by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and a report on the commissioner’s findings will be submitted to the COPFS... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Female assault victim harassed by her attacker inside court building after system 'failed to protect her'assault victim who was harassed by her accused in court should have been offere
EveningTimes Online / Posted 4 days ago
assault victim who was harassed by her accused in court should have been offered more protection, an inquiry found. The Crown Office and Scottish Court and Tribunal Service (SCTS) have been told they must do more to protect vulnerable witnesses... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Woman who was harassed by attack accused was 'let down' by court systemassault victim who was harassed by her accused in court should have been offere
EveningTimes Online / Posted 4 days ago
assault victim who was harassed by her accused in court should have been offered more protection, an inquiry found. The Crown Office and Scottish Court and Tribunal Service (SCTS) have been told they must do more to protect vulnerable witnesses... Read more
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express
Cheesemaker in clear over E.coli tragedyof the unpasteurised cheese, has always strongly disputed that Dunsyre Blue was
express / Posted 4 days ago
of the unpasteurised cheese, has always strongly disputed that Dunsyre Blue was the cause. A spokesman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said yesterday: “On September 2, 2016 a three-year-old Dunbartonshire girl died as... Read more
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Scotsman
Cheesemaker avoids charges over e-coli death of childErrington Cheese has always strongly disputed that its unpasteurised Dunsyre Bl
Scotsman / Posted 5 days ago
Errington Cheese has always strongly disputed that its unpasteurised Dunsyre Blue was the cause. A spokesman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) said on Wednesday: “On 2 September 2016 a three-year-old Dunbartonshire... Read more
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Daily Record
Thug caged over 'cold-blooded' Possilpark murder of Steven Russellto death in Possilpark, Glasgow, in February. He had arranged to meet his 20-y
Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
to death in Possilpark, Glasgow, in February. He had arranged to meet his 20-year-old victim to pay a drug debt, the Crown Office said, and then fled Scotland in the days after the killing. Prosecutors said the 32-year-old carried out the... Read more
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Daily Record
"Questions have to be asked" of company bosses after Coatbridge worker dies in gas explosionis a sub-contractor specialising in asbestos removal and have declined to comme
Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
is a sub-contractor specialising in asbestos removal and have declined to comment on the claims made by workers. A Crown Office spokesman said: “The procurator fiscal has received a report in connection with the death of a 23-year-old man... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Possilpark murder: Man sentenced to life for knifing Steven Russell in street after meeting up to pay drug debt23. Police had traced him after he tried to collect benefits from a local Depar
EveningTimes Online / Posted 6 days ago
23. Police had traced him after he tried to collect benefits from a local Department of Work and Pensions office. The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service issued a statement after the sentence and warned they will continue to prosecute... Read more
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The Register
Man prosecuted for posting a picture of his hobby on Facebookworthless. El Reg understands that the comments contained numerous unmistakabl
The Register / Posted 6 days ago
worthless. El Reg understands that the comments contained numerous unmistakable references to airsoft games. Neither the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (Scotland's equivalent to the Crown Prosecution Service) nor the Scottish court... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
M&D’s theme park bosses receive £1.4m insurance payout after rollercoaster crashthey add. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) joined police in looking into
EveningTimes Online / Posted 6 days ago
they add. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) joined police in looking into the incident and sent the document to the Crown Office which will decide if any action will be taken. An HSE spokesman said: “Any decision on further action is a... Read more
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Daily Record
M&D’s given £1.4million payout after roller coaster smasha report last month on the crash.Read More A safety inspector has so far been
Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
a report last month on the crash.Read More A safety inspector has so far been banned by the HSE as part of the probe. A Crown Office spokesman said: “The Procurator Fiscal has received a report in relation to an incident in Motherwell on 26 June... Read more
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Daily Record
Former anti-sleaze chief claims team undermined by rookie officer witch-huntcorruption probe. Now-retired Dillet, 53, has revealed how he reported his own
Daily Record / Posted 8 days ago
corruption probe. Now-retired Dillet, 53, has revealed how he reported his own boss, superintendent Louise Skelton, to the Crown Office over alleged corrupt practises known as wilful falsehood.Jim Dillett retired in 2014 (Image: Steve... Read more
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heraldscotland
Police officers sanctioned over their handling of Orange hall 'Nazi' fancy dress partybe charged following their investigation into the fancy dress party. She added
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
be charged following their investigation into the fancy dress party. She added: “Police Scotland was instructed by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service that no criminality has taken place in respect of the pictures published on social... Read more
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heraldscotland
UK minister Margot James admits 28,000 SLP firms still not registeredto force the firms, dubbed Britain’s “home-grown secrecy vehicle”, to open thei
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
to force the firms, dubbed Britain’s “home-grown secrecy vehicle”, to open their ownership. But she added that the Crown Office, led by Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC, would be responsible for prosecuting non-compliant partnerships. Her... Read more
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heraldscotland
One in three LGBTI Scots have been hate crime victim at least 10 timesof hate crime in 2017 than they did five years ago, while 42% said the risk was
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
of hate crime in 2017 than they did five years ago, while 42% said the risk was the same and 13% thought it had worsened. Crown Office figures showed in 2016-17 there were 1,075 reports made to the Procurator Fiscal of a hate crime motivated by... Read more
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birminghammail
Stillbirth rate 'stubbornly high', Commons toldof her idea. She told MPs: "The significance of this development cannot be ove
birminghammail / Posted 12 days ago
of her idea. She told MPs: "The significance of this development cannot be overstated. "If after consideration the Crown Office in Scotland decides for whatever reason this cannot be done, then at least we know where we are, what obstacles... Read more
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Daily Record
Court chiefs fork out £10k to law firm after bungled raid in abuse probeconfidential”. Judge Lord Brodie later ruled “standards were not met” regardin
Daily Record / Posted 15 days ago
confidential”. Judge Lord Brodie later ruled “standards were not met” regarding prosecutors’ handling of the case. The Crown Office have now paid £10,021 in legal fees and costs to Clyde and Co. Detective Constable Nicola Gow called Clyde and... Read more
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heraldscotland
Depressed patient handed Yellow Pages and told to find hostel before committing suicidedischarged him. Two hours later Mr QR was struck and killed by a lorry. Copies
heraldscotland / Posted 19 days ago
discharged him. Two hours later Mr QR was struck and killed by a lorry. Copies of the report have been sent to both the Crown Office - who can consider whether to pursue a Fatal Accident Inquiry - and to the General Medical Council (GMC), the... Read more
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Scotsman
Chris Marshall: Scrap football act and start againFootball Act the following year. Yesterday, MSPs on Holyrood’s justice committ
Scotsman / Posted 19 days ago
Football Act the following year. Yesterday, MSPs on Holyrood’s justice committee heard evidence from Police Scotland, the Crown Office and supporters’ groups as they considered proposals to scrap the legislation. Labour MSP James Kelly’s repeal... Read more
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heraldscotland
Depressed patient took own life at Hogmanay after psychiatrist said he was 'faking' symptomsdischarged him. Two hours later Mr QR was struck and killed by a lorry. Copies
heraldscotland / Posted 19 days ago
discharged him. Two hours later Mr QR was struck and killed by a lorry. Copies of the report have been sent to both the Crown Office - who can consider whether to pursue a Fatal Accident Inquiry - and to the General Medical Council (GMC), the... Read more
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Scotsman
Scrapping Football Act won't create 'significant challenge' for policeand how we would go about policing a football match, little, if anything, would
Scotsman / Posted 20 days ago
and how we would go about policing a football match, little, if anything, would change.” But Anthony McGeehan, of the Crown Office, said abolishing the legislation would will leave a gap in the law. He said alternative charges are available... Read more
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holdthefrontpage.co.uk
Daily Record highlights Police Scotland refusal to name 'sex beast'refused to release any details of another sex offender who had been on the run
holdthefrontpage.co.uk / Posted 21 days ago
refused to release any details of another sex offender who had been on the run for a month. Then in July, lawyers in the Crown Office, the Scottish version of the Crown Prosecution Service, refused detectives the right to issue a public appeal... Read more
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Daily Record
Mum wrongly charged over working as a dodgy dentist after ID blunderwith the real suspect using Sharon’s name and date of birth.Just Beautiful salo
Daily Record / Posted 22 days ago
with the real suspect using Sharon’s name and date of birth.Just Beautiful salon in Irvine has now closedRead More Now the Crown Office face a possible compensation claim from the mum of two. The original teeth whitening probe is believed to have... Read more
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Scotsman
Suzanne Piley’s killer to challenge police over car auctionwill go to Police Scotland funds. But Gilroy has written to the company curren
Scotsman / Posted 23 days ago
will go to Police Scotland funds. But Gilroy has written to the company currently holding the car - 911 Recovery - arguing Crown Office rules state all evidence used in the trial must be retained safely for the duration of his sentence. His family... Read more
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Scotsman
Mount Vernon cemetery worker jailed over burial fraudwelcome today’s court order that Henderson pay back the money he defrauded from
Scotsman / Posted 24 days ago
welcome today’s court order that Henderson pay back the money he defrauded from the Archdiocese and would like to thank both Police Scotland and the Crown Office for bringing this very regrettable case to the legal conclusion it has reached t... Read more
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Daily Record
Cemetery manager caged after selling forged burial deeds to bereaved familieswelcome the court order that Henderson pay back the money he defrauded from the
Daily Record / Posted 24 days ago
welcome the court order that Henderson pay back the money he defrauded from the Archdiocese and would like to thank both Police Scotland and the Crown Office for bringing this very regrettable case to the legal conclusion it has reach... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Council crackdown uncovers millions of pounds worth of housing fraudwere identified as having been made either fraudulently or in error. The counc
EveningTimes Online / Posted 26 days ago
were identified as having been made either fraudulently or in error. The council said it has sent one case to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service for consideration of criminal proceedings. As well as the housing scams the fraud... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Police refuse to warn public after sex offender vanishes weeks agoPaul Vernon went on the run in 2015, but parents didn't know (Image: Daily Reco
Daily Mirror / Posted 26 days ago
Paul Vernon went on the run in 2015, but parents didn't know (Image: Daily Record)Read More In July, it emerged that Crown Office lawyers refused Police Scotland permission to make a public appeal to catch a fugitive sex offender. He later... Read more
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Daily Record
Sex beast on the loose - but Police Scotland refuse to warn the publicon a wanted list. Three went off the radar in August alone, with 11 believed to
Daily Record / Posted 26 days ago
on a wanted list. Three went off the radar in August alone, with 11 believed to have fled abroad. In July, we told how Crown Office lawyers refused Police Scotland permission to make a public appeal to catch a fugitive sex offender. He later... Read more
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Daily Record
Former Rangers fugitive Imran Ahmad makes speedy return to UKAct 1995 expired in September last year, and legal experts say they cannot now
Daily Record / Posted 26 days ago
Act 1995 expired in September last year, and legal experts say they cannot now be indicted on the same offences. But Crown Office sources say enquiries are continuing in relation to both Ahmad and Green. In June this year Whyte was cleared... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Council crack down on fraud saves millions of poundswere identified as having been made either fraudulently or in error. The counc
EveningTimes Online / Posted 26 days ago
were identified as having been made either fraudulently or in error. The council said it has sent one case to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service for consideration of criminal proceedings. As well as the housing scams the fraud... Read more
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Daily Record
Councillor on child pics rapin the Perth City Centre South ward. Details of the by-election to fill this va
Daily Record / Posted 27 days ago
in the Perth City Centre South ward. Details of the by-election to fill this vacancy will be published in due course.” The crown office confirmed that Mr Jamieson appeared in court on Friday for a charge, under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act... Read more

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