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HMA v James Wright

Monday, 4 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today, 4 June 2018, Lord Matthews sentenced James Wright to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 20 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Craig McClelland.

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HMA v David Briggs

Thursday, 31 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 31 May 2018, Lord Woolman sentenced David Briggs to five-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape and lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour.

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HMA v James Cameron

Tuesday, 29 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 29 May 2018, Lady Scott imposed an extended sentence of seven-and-a-half years on James Cameron after the accused pled guilty to assaulting his then partner to her severe injury. The custodial period will be four-and-a-half years, which will be followed by an extension period of three years on licence.

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HMA v Daniel Ian David Lewis and James Griffiths

Tuesday, 29 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 29 May 2018, Lord Ericht sentenced Daniel Lewis and James Griffiths to periods of imprisonment after the two accused pled guilty to reset of a car and charges of being involved in the supply of heroin and cocaine. On sentencing, Lord Ericht made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Norman Gartshore

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 22 May 2018, Lord Arthurson sentenced Norman Gartshore to six years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of historical child sex offences.

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