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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 Behroz Hamedi

Friday, 29 May, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Friday 29 May, Lord Arthurson sentenced Behroz Hamedi to six years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the abduction and rape of a young woman.

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HMA v Terrence Tant

Thursday, 28 May, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh High Court today (28 May 2020) Lord Pentland sentenced Terrence Tant to four years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to assault and robbery.

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HMA v Scott Roger

Tuesday, 26 May, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (26 May 2020) Lord Beckett imposed an extended sentence of 18 years with a custodial term of 8 years on Scott Roger after he pleaded guilty to assault.

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HMA V Graham Moffat

Tuesday, 26 May, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Tuesday 26 May, Lord Matthews sentenced Graham Moffat to 6 years and 6 months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to attempting to murder a homeless gentleman.

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HMA v David Sharp, John Brookhouse and AS

Thursday, 21 May, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (21st May 2020) Lady Scott sentenced David Sharp and John Brookhouse to life imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to murder. A punishment part of 15 years was fixed for David Sharp and a punishment part of 13 years was fixed for John Brookhouse. The third accused, AS, pleaded guilty to culpable homicide and sentencing was deferred to 6 July 2020.

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