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In cases where there is public interest or where the sentence may be complicated or controversial, the judge may decide to make the sentencing statement more widely available. You can read the judge’s full statement here once sentence has been passed.

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HMA v George Knowles

Friday, 6 December, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the Sheriff Court in Aberdeen today, (6 December 2019), Sheriff Miller imposed a community payback order with a 12 month offender supervision requirement and a requirement to complete 250 hours of unpaid work within 9 months after George Knowles pled guilty to charges of fraud.

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HMA V Michael James Scott

Tuesday, 3 December, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, (3 December 2019), Lord Uist sentenced Michael James Scott to 12 years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of attempted murder.

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HMA v Alan McFadyen

Friday, 29 November, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (29 November, 2019), Lord Arthurson sentenced Alan McFadyen to five years’ imprisonment after the offender pled guilty to an assault with a machete to the danger of life.

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HMA V Graeme Morton Davidson

Friday, 15 November, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Friday 15 November 2019, Lord Matthews imposed an extended sentence of 13 years and 3 months (custodial part 10 years and 3 months) on Graeme Morton Davidson after the offender pled guilty to attempting to murder a police officer.

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HMA v Gareth Robertson

Wednesday, 13 November, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (13 November 2019), Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of 9 years (custodial part 6 years) on Gareth Robertson after the offender was convicted of sexual and violent offences.

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