HMA v John Carignani

Thursday, 12 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 12 January 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced John Carignani to an extended sentence of seven-and-a-half years’ imprisonment, after the accused pleaded guilty to the rape of a 10-year-old girl. The custodial part shall be four years six months, with an extension period of three years on licence.

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HMA v Gary Timoney

Wednesday, 11 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 11 January 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Gary Timoney to four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to robbery with an imitation firearm.

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HMA v Stephen Wright

Tuesday, 10 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 10 January 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Stephen Wright to four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to armed robbery.

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HMA v Ross Nelson

Friday, 6 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 6 January 2017, Lady Scott imposed a Community Payback Order upon Ross Nelson after the accused pled guilty to causing the death of Brenda Donaldson by careless driving.

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HMA v Craig Services & Access Limited, Donald Craig and J M Access Solutions Ltd

Friday, 6 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At Airdrie Sheriff Court today, 6 January 2017, Sheriff Petra Collins sentenced Donald Craig to two years’ imprisonment for breaches of health and safety law after his company Craig Services & Access Limited hired out an unsafe cherry picker which buckled while it was in use, causing the death of Gary Currie. Craig Services was fined a total of £61,000 for breaching its duty to ensure that those using the cherry picker were not exposed to the risk of injury or death, for failing to maintain the equipment and for hiring it out when it had not been certified as safe. J M Access Solutions Ltd was also fined £30,000 for breaching its duty to ensure that those using the cherry picker were not exposed to risks of serious injury or death, by failing to carry out an adequate Thorough Examination.

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