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New Football Liaison Prosecutors

The Solicitor General, Lesley Thomson QC, has announced the creation of a team of specialists who will act as Football Liaison Prosecutors (FLPs).

This follows a successful pilot in Glasgow, where the introduction of a Football Liaison Depute proved to be successful, and was recognised in the recent Scottish Government evaluation of Football Banning Orders (FBO). As a result two further FLPs will now be appointed to support the police and dealing with these cases across the country.
 
The new Football Liaison Prosecutors in each area will ensure that there is a consistent and robust response to relevant cases. The FLPs will share their expertise with police and other key partners, to enhance their level of knowledge and ensure that a strong case can be put to the court to grant an FBO.