Coronavirus-related deaths of NHS workers and care home residents and staff will now need to be reported to the Crown Office, Scotland’s Lord Advocate has said.
A juror who was discharged from the Alex Salmond trial will not face further legal action, according to the Crown Office.
The Crown Office has launched proceedings against a former UK diplomat who was blogging during the Alex Salmond trial.
The lawyer acting for the family of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has suggested the prosecution service may be tempted to use coronavirus as an “excuse” regarding handing over documents in the appeal against the Lockerbie bombing conviction.
Coronavirus testing of people in courts and smaller juries are among the options being considered by the Scottish Government to continue criminal trials during the Covid-19 outbreak.
A man has been jailed for the “savage, vicious and prolonged attack” in which he killed his girlfriend after he was angered by her dancing with others.
An organisation representing rank-and-file police officers in Scotland has lamented the “missed opportunity” by the Lord Advocate to protect officers in the coronavirus outbreak.
Lucy Fraser, 35, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court facing four charges.
A decision on the posthumous appeal seeking to overturn the conviction of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi over the Lockerbie bombing is to be announced on Wednesday.
Katherine Vaughan appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
A man has appeared in court after a woman was allegedly approached by someone carrying a knife in Aberdeen.
David Wilkie-Thorburn, an assistant procurator fiscal for Grampian, Highlands and Islands for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday accused of sending a social media message to a woman that was “grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character”.
A woman has been charged after a suspected security breach at the Crown Office in Aberdeen.
Ryan Algie, 32, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in connection with the incident.
He is charged with sending a Facebook message to a woman which was “grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character” in the early hours of April 7 in the context of an employment dispute between her and Wilkie-Thorburn’s husband.
When police turned up at his door and explained why they were there Johannes Hengelaar, 33, told them: “I’m the one.”
A lap dancing club has been forced to shut after police laid bare a catalogue of failures.
A leading legal prosecutor has appeared in the dock to deny a social media race row charge.
A woman has appeared in court after police recovered cocaine worth £34,000 at Aberdeen Railway Station.
An Aberdeen sheriff who was charged after an investigation into claims of sexual misconduct will not face criminal proceedings, the Crown Office has said.
There should be no criminal proceedings relating to the 2009 Super Puma helicopter crash, the Crown Office has said.
An Aberdeen sheriff has been suspended after police launched an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct made against him.
Hate crimes based on sexual orientation have more than tripled in Aberdeen during the past eight years.
An Aberdeen man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder in connection with an incident which left another man seriously injured.
The sister of a woman murdered in Aberdeen 40 years ago has appealed for anyone who may be able to help to come forward and speak to police.
A bid by prosecutors to increase the prison sentence of a child rapist who preyed on young girls three decades ago was rejected by appeal judges.
The Crown Office has confirmed that no criminal proceedings are being brought after a gun was used to relight a flare on a North Sea platform.
A man has appeared in court charged in connection with a drugs seizure worth £11,000.
A man has appeared in court charged in connection with a city centre drugs seizure worth £62,000.
A man has appeared in court charged in connection with a cannabis seizure worth almost £400,000.