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Extra help for vulnerable witnesses in Court

Sep 2015
From today, 1 September, vulnerable witnesses in Scotland will have greater protection with new provisions of the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 coming into force. This includes enhanced special measures to support them when giving evidence in Court.
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The Glasgow bin lorry crash - The decision not to prosecute the driver

Aug 2015
THE GLASGOW BIN LORRY CRASH

THE DECISION NOT TO PROSECUTE THE DRIVER

Introduction

1. Crown Counsel decided that the driver of the Glasgow City Council bin lorry which collided with and killed six people in Queen Street and George Square, Glasgow, on 22 December 2014, should not be prosecuted.

2. This decision was taken after full and careful consideration of all the evidence relevant to criminal responsibility and was made on the basis that there was insufficient evidence to show that he had committed a criminal offence.
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3 years imprisonment after man found guilty of trafficking workers from Bangladesh

Jul 2015
A 47–year-old man has been sentenced to 3 years imprisonment, having been found guilty of human trafficking.

Shamsul Arefin carried out his crimes between 2008 and 2010 when he was the owner of the Stewart Hotel near Appin in Argyll.
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