Tuesday, March 10, 2009

National Sexual Crimes Unit

On Saturday an article in The Herald reported the Lord Advocate, Elish Angiolini QC, has announced that a new team of Scotland's most senior prosecutors is to specialise in the investigation and prosecution of serious sexual crimes across Scotland.

This follows criticism of Scotland's 2.9% rape conviction rate I mentioned in this post and convicted rapist John Munro sacking his defence lawyers for the 10th to 13th time on Thursday in an attempt to avoid being sentenced. According to the BBC here Munro has is said to have written to the Law Society claiming he cannot be punished as he believes the sentencing period has elapsed since he was convicted. He is now due to be sentenced later in March.


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