Scotland's Lord Advocate is to step down from his position as Scotland's leading law officer. Click here for more...
|Lord Advocate Mulholland|
At that conference there were calls for the Lord Advocate to consider his position, following a special police investigation - Operation Sandwood - into allegations of criminality including those by his predecessor Lord Boyd and a key forensic witness during the Lockerbie trial of Libyan Baset al-Megrahi.
It is understood that the Operation Sandwood report will be available for consideration in approximately two months time.
Recently in an unusual move, the National Scottish Police Force has appointed an independent QC to advise it on the Sandwood inquiry because it felt unable to ask Crown Office lawyers to assess the evidence of alleged wrongdoing against certain Crown officers. Click here for more on this story.
Al-Megrahi was convicted in 2000 for the Lockerbie bombing, in which 259 passengers and eleven townspeople were killed by a bomb placed on flight Pan Am 103.