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Office Kilmarnock
Federation West
Procurator Fiscal Ms M Watson
Address Procurator Fiscal's Office
St Marnock Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1DZ

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Latest Local News

First Cold Case Unit indictment served for historic murder case.

9 Jan 2014

Following an investigation under the direction of the Crown Office Cold Case Review Unit, John Docherty, born 2 December 1964 has been indicted for the murder of Elaine Doyle in Greenock on 2 June 1986. The case will call for a preliminary hearing at the High Court of Justiciary, Glasgow on 10 February 2014. This is the first indictment to be served following an investigation by the Cold Case Unit set up by the Crown Office in 2011.

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Clutha Helicopter Crash: AAIB publish Special Bulletin

9 Dec 2013

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has today published a Special Bulletin which provides initial information on the investigation into the incident involving a police helicopter on 29 November 2013.

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Report published on enhancing the provision of interpreting in the Scottish criminal justice system

6 Jan 2014

A Skills for Justice report on enhancing the professionalsim of the provision of interpreting in the Scottish criminal justice sector was published today. The report was commissioned by the Working Group on Interpreting and Translation (WGIT) whose members include the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.  The publication reports on the key findings of a scoping exercise to review and evaluate current interpreting provision, standards, qualification, training and service contracts.

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£53,000 Fine and First Confiscation Order for Environmental Offending

5 Jun 2013

At Duns Sheriff Court today, David Cochrane (Duns) Ltd, a scrap metal business, was fined a total of £53,000 for illegally keeping and treating waste for 14 years and for failing to remove a quantity of mixed waste metals, liquid waste, tyres and batteries after being required to do so by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

As well as one of the most significant fines for such offending, the case also resulted in the first confiscation order to be made under Proceeds of Crime legislation for an environmental offence.

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Football supporters sentenced following large scale disorder at Glasgow Central Station

4 Sep 2013

At Glasgow Sheriff Court today five men were sentenced for their part in a large scale disturbance at Glasgow Central Station following the Scottish Cup match between Ayr United and Hibs at Somerset Park, Ayr on 10 March 2012.

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Edinburgh schools public speaking competition won by Portobello High School

31 May 2013

The final of the Edinburgh Schools Public Speaking Competition took place last night at Broughton High School, Edinburgh.

Organised by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, this is the first time that the competition has run in Edinburgh, after a successful pilot in Glasgow last year.

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Prosecutors to appeal sentence of Gary McCourt

31 May 2013
Following careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case against Gary McCourt by Crown Counsel, we can today confirm that the Crown will be lodging an appeal against the sentence on the grounds that it was unduly lenient.

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Significant development in historic Moira Anderson murder enquiry

31 Jan 2014

The Cold Case unit within the Crown Office has today issued a statement in relation to one of Scotland’s oldest unsolved murders. Eleven year old Moira Anderson disappeared after leaving her grandmother’s house in Coatbridge in 1957. Following its investigation into the case and the examination of new evidence Crown Counsel has decided that Alexander Gartshore, would be indicted for the murder of Moira Anderson if he were alive today.

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Man gets 9 years for attempted murder of Glasgow shop worker

30 May 2013

Today, at the High Court in Glasgow, Archibald McKay (46) was sentenced to 9 years imprisonment for the attempted murder on 27 August 2012 of Mr. Rashid Ali (34), a shop worker, near his place of work in Saracen Street, Glasgow. McKay had appeared at Court on a charge of assault to injury, danger of life and attempted murder with "an ignited bottle containing fuel".

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Scottish Lockerbie bombing prosecutors meet Libyan prosecutors

29 Jan 2014

A delegation of Scottish and US law enforcement and prosecutors to Tripoli, Libya has met with senior members of the Libyan Congress, and both the UK and US Ambassadors to Libya, to discuss the ongoing criminal investigation into the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie in December 1988. The Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC, who led the delegation, has said the meetings were extremely positive and there is a commitment on behalf of the Libyan authorities to work with both Scotland and the United States to progress the investigation.

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