COPFS



Inspection into how Crown Office handles criminal complaints against police gets underway

The terms of reference for an inspection into how the Crown Office handles criminal complaints made against the police have been published.

Published 23 February 2021

Calls for public inquiry into malicious prosecutions as Lord Advocate denies criminal misconduct at Crown Office

Calls have been made for an inquiry into the malicious prosecution of two men involved in the sale of Rangers after the Lord Advocate publicly apologised to them and said there had been no criminal misconduct at the Crown Office.

Published 10 February 2021

Drug couriers caught bringing £6m of cocaine into Scotland

Two drugs couriers have been jailed after being caught bringing almost £6 million worth of cocaine into Scotland.

Published 5 February 2021

Man who possessed weapons stash for terrorist purposes jailed

A man who possessed a crossbow and other items for terrorist purposes has been jailed.

Published 12 January 2021

Architect who embezzled from charity ordered to pay £700,000

A trustee who embezzled hundreds of thousands from a charity has been ordered to pay back £700,000 in profit.

Published 5 January 2021

Drugs gang leader forced to pay back profit

The leader of a drugs gang that supplied heroin and cocaine in the central belt has been told he must pay back the profit of his crimes.

Published 22 December 2020

Embezzling Crown Office employee jailed for stealing cash and drugs

A Crown Office employee who stole hundreds of thousands of pounds in drugs and cash from an evidence store has been jailed.

Published 2 December 2020

Prosecutors threaten strike over long-running pay dispute

The FDA trade union has today launched a ballot for industrial action over the fact Crown Office lawyers are paid less than their Scottish government counterparts. 

Published 1 December 2020

Wholesalers fined £120,000 for failings that led to catastrophic fall

A Glasgow based company has admitted a health and safety offence after an employee fell through a fragile plasterboard ceiling, sustaining life-changing injuries.

Published 27 November 2020

Charles Green to be compensated over malicious prosecution

Charles Green, the former Rangers chief executive, will be compensated for the malicious prosecution made against him by the Crown Office.

Published 12 November 2020

Woman jailed for neglecting daughter who died

A woman who failed to get medical help for her dying 13-year-old daughter has been jailed for three years and six months.

Published 30 October 2020

Diocese fined £40,000 after care home death fall

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunkeld has been fined for health and safety failings which led to the death of a vulnerable care home resident at a property in Dundee.

Published 27 October 2020

Man ‘addicted’ to firearms given Scotland’s first standalone SCPO

A man who told police he was ‘addicted’ to firearms has been given Scotland’s first standalone serious crime prevention order (SCPO).

Published 9 October 2020

COPFS thanked for ‘life saving’ work with NHS

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service staff have been thanked by NHS Blood and Transplant Scotland's Organ Donation Services Team for their work which contributed to the life-saving organ donation process during COVID-19.

Published 10 September 2020

Treasure Trove: Bronze Age horse harness and sword discovered

A Bronze Age hoard of national significance has been found by a metal detectorist in the Scottish Borders.

Published 10 August 2020