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Conservative MP David Ruffley has written to the Scottish Government to ask why no prosecutions were raised after allegations of ritualised sexual abuse were made by the family of Hollie Greig.
A poll running on The Firm’s website during August has closed with 93% of respondents saying the Lord Advocate, Elish Angiolini, should disclose whether she or taxpayers funded a series of legal actions against sectors of the media that had reported developments on the Hollie Greig case.
Lord Advocate “not involved, no connection, unaware” in decision not to prosecute paedophile ring 10 years ago
The Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini was not involved in the decision not to raise prosecution proceedings against an alleged paedophile ring whilst she was Regional Procurator Fiscal for Grampian, Highland and Islands almost 10 years ago. The Lord Advocate’s representative told The Firm that she had no connection with the decision, was not involved in […]
The mother of Hollie Greig, a Downs syndrome girl at the centre of an alleged paedophile abuse ring, has called for an investigation into the role played by Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini almost ten years ago, when Angiolini served as a district Procurator Fiscal. A serving Sheriff who is still in post and a now deceased police officer have been named as part of the girl’s ring of abusers.
“Ms Bain has already created a solid foundation for our new National Sexual Crimes Unit, responsible for the investigation and prosecution of serious sexual crime. I am confident that involving specialist Crown Counsel at an early stage, as well as conducting prosecutions will enhance our approach to some of the most challenging cases that we face as prosecutors,” Angiolini said.
Lord Advocate, Elish Angiolini QC, will sign a Convention to establish an EU Network of Prosecutors. The Convention is intended to establish a network to promote better understanding and closer cooperation between prosecutors across Europe.
Angiolini is attending a conference of Chief Public Prosecutors in Paris with prosecutors from throughout the European Union at the Cour de Cassation in Paris.
She has been busy, there’s no question about that. Since holding her post as Lord Advocate after Colin Boyd’s resignation, and following the return of the SNP administration, Elish Angiolini has propelled herself forward with considerable velocity, juggling the dichotomous tasks of publicly representing the Crown and the Prosecution Service when necessary, with paddling furiously under the surface – and for the most part out of the public eye – to drive forward evolution in the criminal justice system, such as the recent summary justice reforms, the opening of the Scottish prosecution College for the training of fiscals, and the specialised training of prosecutors in areas of law such as sexual offences and even wildlife transgressions.