The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams today (Friday March 24th) launched a new Joint Protocol on Domestic Abuse.
The agreement commits Police Scotland and the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service to a consistent and robust approach to domestic abuse and recognises the significant and enduring impact which domestic abuse can have on victims and children.
One of the four men convicted of corruption and bribery at Edinburgh City Council has been ordered to pay back a five figure sum under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
At Edinburgh Sheriff Court, 64 year old Charles Owenson was ordered to pay back £22,000 having also previously plead guilty, in 2015, of having laundered money from bribes paid by two other men.
A 58 year old has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Owen Brannigan in Coatbridge in 1999.
The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC will tonight accept an award on behalf of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) who were named as Scotland’s public sector champion in the 2017 Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index.
A 33 year old man who raped a young girl and went on to commit murder has been told he will spend 22 years in prison.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has been named top public sector employer in Scotland for the fourth year running and 13th overall in the UK in the 2017 Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index.
A 40 year old man has been sentenced to serve at least 26 years in prison following the murder of a woman in Montrose.
A 41 year old woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment and told she will serve a minimum 21 years for murdering a pensioner in Fife.