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Kilmarnock

Office Kilmarnock
Federation West
Procurator Fiscal Mr David Harvie
Address Procurator Fiscal's Office
St Marnock Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1DZ
Email Address pfkilmarnock@copfs.gsi.gov.uk
Opening Times Mon-Thur 8.45am-5pm, Fri 9am-4:30pm Lunch 1pm-2pm
Additional Information

For more information or to request additional arrangements to suit your needs, please contact our reception or Office Manager:

Tel: 0844 561 2701 or 01563 556613
Fax: 0844 561 2763
Textphone Prefix: 18001

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

Approach to Reception Area: Our reception is on the ground floor. From the front entrance there are 6 steps. Alternatively, wheelchair users can request assistance from the rear entrance through security doors. Door Width: Double doors approximately 2 metres wide

Low level counter: Yes

There is seating available in our reception area. Please ask if you need extra assistance.

Approach to Interview / Conference Rooms: We have an accessible interview room situated just inside the rear door. Our conference room is on the first floor. There is no lift.

Audible emergency alarms: Loud horn
Our staff have a responsibility to ensure that they accompany any visitors during an emergency evacuation to the muster point designated in local Fire Evacuation Plans. Visitors must not be left unattended and should be accompanied at all times during an emergency evacuation until the all clear is given for re-entry to the building. Where appropriate a suitable emergency evacuation plan will be in place to ensure safe evacuation of disabled persons during an emergency situation.

Please advise the local Office Manager if you have any special requirements.

If you have a visual impairment

Colour definition: Where possible, our office uses colour definition to indicate changes in floor levels, doors, steps/stairs and emergency signs.

Written documents: We will try to make information available in a suitable format to meet your particular needs. To request correspondence and/or documents in your preferred accessible format, please contact us.

Our office welcomes guide dogs: The dog's comfort is your responsibility but we will provide a bowl of water on request.

If you have a hearing impairment

Hearing Aid Users: We have a PLI/KI portable loop system (PDA range) that can be used in our reception area, interview rooms or conference room.

Lip Readers: Our staff are issued with good-practice guidance and we will make efforts to provide adequate lighting in any interview space to suit your needs.

Access to Sign Language interpreter: If you need us to have an interpreter available, you must let us know as soon as possible, so that we have enough time to arrange this.

Textphone users: You can access our services by calling through the RNID Typetalk service using the prefix 18001. There are no public textphones in this office.

Emergency alarms: There are currently no visual or personal alarm systems in this office. Please advise our staff of your needs.

Accessible toilet and comfort facilities

Public Toilets: We have no public toilets. The nearest public toilets are within the Burns Shopping Mall 0.211 miles or 0.340 kilometres away

Wheelchair-accessible toilets: Please ask to use the unisex accessible toilets available in the staff secure areas on the ground floor. A pull-cord is located in this toilet. Door Width: approximately 80 cm

Access to refreshments: There are no public canteen or vending machine facilities in the building.

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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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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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Life sentence for first ‘Cold Case’ murder conviction in Scotland

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Crown Office sets out social media prosecution policy

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Edinburgh schools public speaking competition won by Portobello High School

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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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Significant development in historic Moira Anderson murder enquiry

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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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