|Procurator Fiscal||Mr David Harvie|
Procurator Fiscal's Office
St Marnock Street
|Opening Times||Mon-Thur 8.45am-5pm, Fri 9am-4:30pm Lunch 1pm-2pm|
For more information or to request additional arrangements to suit your needs, please contact our reception or Office Manager:
Tel: 01563 556613
If you are a wheelchair user or have restricted mobility
Parking facilities: There are private parking facilities at this office. Road-side parking is subject to availability and local restrictions. The nearest drop kerb is approximately 20 metres from the office entrance.
To request advice on parking for disabled drivers please contact the reception desk at our main office number.
Approach to Main Entrance: There are 6 steps to the main entrance. Alternatively wheelchair users can use the ramp at the rear door accessed from the disabled parking space in car park. Assistance will be required to manage the internal security doors. Door Width: approximately 1 metre
Low level bell: Yes
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.
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.
Solicitor General Lesley Thomson QC says Scotland needs to look towards developing a modern approach that takes account of the devastating emotional damage to victims caused by domestic abuse as well as the physical damage that is so often caused - and we need a law that recognises that and punishes those responsible.
COPFS was pleased to welcome Stonewall Scotland and guests to the Scottish Prosecution College in Glasgow today.
The "Diversity Champions" seminar discussed the role that managers can play in supporting LGBT staff and fostering a diverse team. Our Equality Champion Ruth McQuaid opened the event, and spoke about the work done recently in COPFS to educate managers about how they can more effectively support LGBT staff.
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.
John Docherty was indicted in January this year for the 1986 murder of sixteen year-old Elaine Doyle. This was the first indictment to be served for an unresolved homicide following an investigation led by the Crown Office Cold Case Unit (CCU). Today at Glasgow High Court Docherty was sentenced to life imprisonment. The
COPFS is to host the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law conference in
The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, the senior Law Officer in Scotland warned that those caught “Will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law” and not only risk losing their licence, liberty and car but their life and the life of others.
Should you suspect someone of drink driving, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it to your local police office by dialing 101. In an emergency, you can also dial 999.
We have launched written policy guidance on communications sent via social media, to provide clarity on when such communications will amount to criminal conduct.
The guidance is published to ensure there is absolute clarity both in terms our approach and the difference between criminal and non-criminal communications.