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  1. Highland gangland boss jailed for drugs offences

    Highland gang boss Ryan Ferguson jailed for five years and eight months for drug offences

    30 Mar 2023 Cases
  2. Man committed the rape and sexual assault of children over the internet

    A man from the Scottish Highlands has been jailed for the rape and sexual assault of young girls in the Philippines, in a ground-breaking legal case.

    24 Mar 2023 Cases
  3. Former security guard from Glasgow jailed for terrorism charge

    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.

    15 Mar 2023 Cases
  4. Industrial action on 15 March

    Details about disruption to our services on 15 March due to industrial action and advice for those due to attend court or a COPFS office.

    13 Mar 2023 COPFS corporate
  5. Aberdeen academic given life sentence for murder of ex-wife in 1978

    A retired university scientist has been jailed 45 years after he beat his former wife to death.

    09 Mar 2023 Cases
  6. Pilot scheme move to safeguard children from Serious Organised Crime

    The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is collaborating with law enforcement and partners to develop a pilot scheme to protect children from Serious Organised Crime Groups (SOCGs).

    06 Mar 2023 Cases
  7. Company director and employee sentenced for fly tipping

    The director of a ‘Man with a Van’ business and his employee have been sentenced for dumping household waste in Glasgow.

    06 Mar 2023 Cases
  8. Prison officer jailed for smuggling drugs to inmates

    A former prison officer caught smuggling Class A drugs into a top security jail has been jailed for six years and three months.

    23 Feb 2023 Cases
  9. Diversion from prosecution review welcomed

    The Lord Advocate has welcomed a review of diversion from prosecution in Scotland which has concluded the practice is working well and developing in a positive direction.

    21 Feb 2023 Statements
  10. Health board fined for failings that led to the death of a vulnerable patient

    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.

    14 Feb 2023 Cases