complainer


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complainer

the person who instigates a criminal investigation in Scotland. The prosecution itself is initiated by the Crown.
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On this day you lost your head and told the dog to go and bite the complainer.
The complainer has moved away now so scope for further incidents has been stopped.
The complainer was put in the recovery position and was initially conscious but lost consciousness for a number of minutes.
He replied that the complainer had told him she was 16.
Viki Welton, prosecuting, said: "She went to confront the complainer over an allegation she had slept with her boyfriend.
But instead of being praised for his actions, he was given a dressing down by his superintendent for failing to cancel a pre-arranged meeting with a complainer on another case.
25 am the complainer became aware of someone outside his home.
Paisley Sheriff Court heard the thug, who is currently banged up at HMP Polmont Young Offenders' wing, punched the complainer so hard he was knocked to the ground, hitting his head on the pavement with such force he lost consciousness.