procurator fiscal


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procurator fiscal

a public prosecutor in Scotland. The procurator fiscal prosecutes in the sheriff courts (although proceedings on indictment there run in the name of Her Majesty's Advocate) and the district courts. A decision not to prosecute can probably be reversed by the Crown Office. There are other duties: the fiscal investigates sudden and suspicious deaths and has responsibilities in relation to intestate estates. He or she also instigates fatal accident inquiries. For England, see CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE.
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The two men have now been reported to the procurator fiscal.
It's not known if she will be reported to the children's reporter or procurator fiscal.
A Crown Office spokesman said: "After further inquiry and careful consideration of all the facts and circumstances of this case, the Procurator Fiscal has decided that no further action is required.
A spokeswoman for the Crown Office confirmed that a report had been received by the area procurator fiscal for Lothian and Borders and that this was now being considered.
They were referred to police recently by the procurator fiscal service.
The group said it appeared the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS)were"overwhelmed" with work and staff were under considerable pressure.
A police spokesman said: "A man of 36 was arrested and is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal.
But a spokeswoman for the Procurator Fiscal's office yesterday said: "Following further information received from Strathclyde Police, the Procurator Fiscal does not consider proceedings are now appropriate.
Miss Maguire's partner of 25 years, Thomas Bryan, of Glasgow, said: "I got a letter from the procurator fiscal, saying they were investigating.
A report is being prepared for the Procurator Fiscal.
There are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.
A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.