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Information following a death

The role of the Procurator Fiscal in the investigation of deaths - Information for bereaved relatives - The Procurator Fiscal is responsible for investigating the circumstances and cause of death and, if necessary, instructing a post mortem examination (THIS PUBLICATION IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW).

See below for translations of the leaflet

Arabic - The role of the Procurator Fiscal in the investigation of Deaths - معلومات لأقارب الفقيد – دور المدعي العام في التحقيق عن حالات الوفيات

Bengali - Information for bereaved relatives - The role of the Procurator Fiscal in the investigation of Deaths -শোক সন্তপ্ত আত্মীয়স্বজনের জন্য তথ্যাবলী – মৃত্যু তদন্তে প্রকিউরেটর ফিসক্যালের ভূমিকা

Simplified Chinese - Information for bereaved relatives - The role of the Procurator Fiscal in the investigation of Deaths -为丧失亲人的亲属提供的信息宣传册 - 地方检察官在调查死亡事件中的职能.

Urdu - Information for bereaved relatives - The role of the Procurator Fiscal in the investigation of Deaths - سوگوار رشتہ داروں کے لیے معلومات - اموات کی تحقیق کے سلسلہ میں پروکیوریٹر فیسکل (وکیل سرکار) کا کردار.

Punjabi - The role of the Procurator Fiscal in the investigation of Deaths

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The role of the Procurator Fiscal in the investigation of deaths - Information for bereaved relatives German - June 15 - Information Für Hinterbliebene Angehörige  Die Rolle Der Staatsanwaltschaft  Bei Der Untersuchung Von Todesfällen

The role of the Procurator Fiscal in the investigation of deaths - Information for bereaved relatives Polish - June 15 - Informacje Dla Krewnych Zmarłego  Jaka Jest Rola Oskarżyciela Publicznego Podczas Prowadzonego Dochodzenia  W Sprawie Zgonu 

Tagalog The role of the Procurator Fiscal in the investigation of deaths - Information for bereaved relatives - June 15 - Impormasyon Para Sa Mga Naulilang Kamag-Anak  Ang Tungkulin Ng Procurator Fiscal Sa Imbestigasyon Ng Mga Kamatayan

Easy Read - Finding out more about why someone died - June 15 - You may find the "Easy Read" version of the above booklet helpful.

Reporting Deaths to the Procurator Fiscal 2015 - The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has produced this booklet for the information and guidance of medical practitioners. The booklet is intended to provide a clear, concise guide and to assist medical practitioners to decide whether a death requires to be reported to the Procurator Fiscal and, if so, how to go about doing this.

Advice for Bereaved Nearest Relatives in Cases of Crime - Related Deaths - You may be the nearest relative (spouse, partner, child, parent, sibling or other relation) of someone who has died as a result of a crime. If so, you may become involved with the criminal justice system. This can be stressful and confusing when you are also coping with the grief of bereavement. Victim Information and Advice (VIA) can help you.

 

COPFS Family Liaison Charter (September 2016)

 

FOI publication bulletin

 

Death of William Macrae