The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal have lodged a first notice in order to start procedures for a fatal accident of Robert Chalmers. Mr Chalmers died at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh after being transferred from HMP Edinburgh. 

A Preliminary Hearing is set to take place on the 26th July 2023 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court with the inquiry to take place in September 2023.

This Hearing will alleging focus the Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) on the medical care and treatment that Mr Chalmers received when he was in prison and the hospital.

Procurator fiscal Andy Shakes alleged that the death of Mr Chalmers occurred while he was in custody therefore having such a Fatal Accident Inquiry is vital for the deceased.