A Perthshire-based company has been fined £27,000 for health and safety failures after a worker lost part of a leg in a forklift truck accident. John Brodie, 65, suffered the life-changing injury in April 2019 at the premises owned by Broomhall Feeds near the village of Inchture.
On 26 June 2020, Badreddin Abdalla Adam Bosh was shot and killed by officers of Police Scotland after he stabbed and seriously injured six people in the Park Inn Hotel, West George Street, Glasgow. An investigation conducted by the procurator fiscal has concluded that there is no evidence of crimina
A serial rapist from Moray has been jailed for 15 years for attacking and abusing six women. Francis Sanderson, who is also known by the surname Campbell, carried out multiple rapes and sexual assaults over a 13-year period.
A man from the Scottish Highlands has been jailed for the rape and sexual assault of young girls in the Philippines. Gary Campbell, 59, from a remote village in Sutherland, was traced by cybercrime investigators through online payments he made to foreign accounts.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has lodged a first notice with the Sheriff Court to commence the court process for a joint fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of Declan Gallacher and David Berry. The death of Mr Gallacher occurred while in legal custody within Clydebank Pol
The Russian man who bought the Highland castle formerly owned by Craig Whyte is facing a proceeds of crime investigation, The Herald reports. Sergei Fedotov, who has been jailed in Russia over an embezzlement conviction, is the target of the Crown Office's Civil Recovery Unit.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has lodged a first notice with the Sheriff Court to commence the court process for a fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of John White and Martyn Smith following attacks by Oskars Rancevs in Castle Road, Oban on 1 October 2018. A preliminary
A former security guard’s communications with neo-Nazi extremists were uncovered after an online chat group was infiltrated by an undercover counter-terrorism officer. Within days of joining the group, James Farrell shared a video with detailed instructions on how to construct a 3D-printed, ho
The murder of Dr Brenda Page is the latest of Scotland’s cold cases to be proved by prosecutors. Prosecutor Alex Prentice KC, a leading advocate depute and crown counsel, presented compelling circumstantial evidence to disprove the lies behind which Christopher Harrisson has hidden since 1978.
A retired university scientist has been jailed 45 years after he beat his former wife to death. Christopher Harrisson, 82, was found guilty of murdering his ex-partner – fellow academic Dr Brenda Page.
The director of a business and his employee have been sentenced for dumping household waste in Glasgow. Stuart Allison 53, from Bearsden, was fined £750 and ordered to pay compensation of £1,900 to Glasgow City Council for the clean-up.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is collaborating with law enforcement and third sector partners including Action for Children to develop a pilot scheme to protect children and young people from being exploited by Serious Organised Crime Groups (SOCGs). The initiative is being
A former prison officer caught smuggling Class A drugs into a top security jail has been jailed for six years and three months. Heather McKenzie secretly ferried cocaine and mobile phones into Shotts Prison in Lanarkshire.
The Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain KC, has welcomed a review of diversion from prosecution in Scotland which has concluded the practice is working well and developing in a positive direction. Diversion from prosecution is one of a range of community justice interventions available to the Crown Office a
Highland Health Board has been fined £180,000 after the death of a vulnerable 78-year-old man due to a lack of nursing staff. NHS Highland pled guilty to a breach of health and safety regulations at Inverness Sheriff Court on 31 January 2023.