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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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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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HMA v Jason Alexander King

Tuesday, 22 October, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (22 October 2019) Lord Arthurson sentenced Jason King to six years' imprisonment after the offender was found guilty of serious sexual offences involving vulernable children.

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HMA v Thomas Curry

Friday, 18 October, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today (18 October 2019), Lady Scott sentenced Thomas Curry to 6 years’ imprisonment after he pled guilty to dangerous driving resulting in the death of a man.

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HMA v Thomas Kenneth Murdoch Haining

Tuesday, 15 October, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (15 October 2019) Lord Pentland sentenced Thomas Haining to 8 years’ imprisonment after the offender pled guilty to killing his baby daughter.

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HMA v Brian Brooks and Josh McIntyre

Friday, 11 October, 2019
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Brodie sentenced Brian Brooks and Josh McIntyre each to 12 years’ imprisonment in respect of their convictions for attempted murder and assault.

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HMA v Sean Charles Roberts

Thursday, 10 October, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 10 October 2019, Lord Uist imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Sean Charles Roberts after the offender was found guilty of fire raising.

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