If a death is reported to the procurator fiscal

Last updated: 3 May 2018

A doctor, registrar, or the police may report a death to the Procurator Fiscal. For example, if the cause of death is unknown or the death was sudden or suspicious.

Visit the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service website for information on what happens if a death is reported to the procurator fiscal, including:

  • post mortems
  • fatal accident inquiries