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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 Daniel Teglas

Wednesday, 11 December, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (11 December) Judge Liddle sentenced Daniel Teglas to 6 years imprisonment after the offender pled guilty to rape.

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HMA v Richard Carty, Ezekial Aremu and Cade Johnston

Monday, 9 December, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (9 December) Lord Arthurson sentenced Richard Carty, Ezekial Aremu and Cade Johnston to imprisonment after they pled guilty to charges of being involved in serious organised crime.

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HMA v Anthony Clark

Monday, 9 December, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (9 December 2019), Lord Uist sentenced Anthony Clark to five years, 3 months imprisonment after the offender pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a girl when she was aged between 8 and 13 years.

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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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