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Police ‘watchdog’ investigate following death of man in Musselburgh

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) is looking into the circumstances following the death of a 25-year-old man whose body was recovered from the harbour in Musselburgh on Friday, October 13.Officers were in contact with...

Police officers involved in fatal car chase will not face charges

Police officers involved in a car chase which ended in the death of Edinburgh nurse Jill Pirrie who was knocked down on her way home from work on Old Dalkeith Road last May will...

Two Edinburgh criminals ordered to pay back more than £1m

Two prominent Edinburgh criminals have today  been ordered to pay back more than £1million from their illegal activities.Confiscation Orders have been issued to Margaret Paterson and Robert Munro under the Proceeds of Crime Act...

Professional shoplifters targeted under Proceeds of Crime Act

The Solicitor General Lesley Thomson QC today revealed Serious Organised criminals are involved in professional shoplifting on an industrial scale and set out the measures the Crown Office is taking to outsmart them.Specialist prosecutors...

Police and Crown Office launch campaign to combat housebreaking

Police Scotland and the Crown Office  today launched a national campaign to tackle housebreaking across the country.Operation RAC will be implemented in various areas throughout Scotland to identify those responsible for break-ins and thefts...

Couple who ran Edinburgh brothel jailed for five years

A couple convicted of running a brothel at a house in the capital’s west end, money laundering and living off the earnings of prostitution were both sentenced to five years imprisonment at Edinburgh High...

Prosecutors make Scotland difficult place for criminals

Prosecutors have reiterated their determination to make Scotland a hostile environment for anyone hoping to make money from criminal activity; by hitting the criminals where it hurts most – in the pocket.The Civil Recovery Unit Annual ...

New Fiscal announced for Edinburgh & Haddington

The Lord Advocate, the Right Honourable Elish Angiolini QC, announced the appointment of the new District Procurator Fiscal for Edinburgh and Haddington this month.Stephen McGowan, who is currently District Procurator Fiscal in Aberdeen and...


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