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A man who was manufacturing improvised firearms known as ‘slam guns’ in his garden shed has been jailed for five years. Ricky Taylor’s home in Royston, Glasgow was searched as part of an intelligence-led operation on 14 February 2020.

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The Lord Advocate has said that domestic abuse cases will continue to be prosecuted vigorously and fairly during the coronavirus pandemic. This comes one year after the introduction of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, which criminalised coercive and controlling behaviour towards a partner or

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The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has received an additional £300,000 investment to help clear overdue post-mortem reports. The Crown relies upon experts employed by the University of Glasgow for a significant amount of the medical and scientific services it needs and

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A woman has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged theft from the procurator fiscal's office in Aberdeen. The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) said the 33-year-old was arrested in relation to a "suspected security breach" in an evidence store, STV reports.

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A sheriff has questioned why the Crown brought charges against a doctor who used force against a boy who was misbehaving, The Scotsman reports. Dr Alexander Waters, 45, pinched and pushed the six-year-old who was wrecking a bedroom with another child while the off-duty medic was looking after them.

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One of the lawyers who worked on the Lockerbie bombing case has died at the age of 57. John Dunn, a career prosecutor with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in 2018. He passed away last Wednesday.

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There is a backlog of more than 14,000 unresolved criminal cases in Scotland's courts, The Sunday Post reports. Thousands of police reports given to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) have not been decided upon, with the number of cases waiting to be "marked" by prosecutors havin

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Prosecutors had to write charges out by hand after the Crown Office's iPad-based file system crashed yesterday, The Courier reports. Hundreds of people arrested over the weekend were detained for longer than usual as prosecutors completed the necessary paperwork by hand.

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