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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 James Whitton Kerr

Friday, 10 July, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (10 July 2020), Lord Matthews imposed an extended sentence on James Whitton Kerr of 13 years and 6 months with an extension period of 6 years after the offender pleaded guilty to a catalogue of sexual abuse and violent offending.

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HMA V Janey Mains (Sutherlay)

Monday, 6 July, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Monday 6 July, Lord Matthews sentenced Jayney Mains to 6 years and 8 months imprisonment after the accused plead guilty to the culpable homicide of Alistair MacFadyen.

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Contempt of Court Finding

Friday, 3 July, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the Court of Session today (3 July 2020) Lady Wolffe found Greenpeace Limited to be in breach of interdict and accordingly in contempt of court and fined the company £80,000. Lady Wolffe issued the following sentencing remarks.

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HMA v Charlene Keenan or Gallacher

Friday, 26 June, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow High Court today (26 June 2020) Lord Arthurson sentenced Charlene Keenan or Gallacher to 5 years imprisonment after she pled guilty to storing a quantity of cocaine behind a kitchen skirting board in the property at which she resided.

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HMA v Stephen Scott

Friday, 26 June, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow High Court today (26 June 2020) Lord Arthurson sentenced Stephen Scott to 4 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to carrying cocaine in the car he was driving.

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