Highland gangland boss jailed for drugs offences
Highland gang boss Ryan Ferguson jailed for five years and eight months for drug offences
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.