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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 Robert James Lennie & James Daniel Tinney

Friday, 17 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (17 January 2020) Lord Arthurson sentenced Robert James Lennie and James Daniel Tinney to 6 years imprisonment after they pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of a class A controlled drug.

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HMA v Craig Higgins

Wednesday, 15 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (15 January 2020) Lady Rae imposed an extended sentence of 12 years with a custodial part of 9 years on Craig Higgins after he was found guilty of rape.

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HMA v Liam Hay

Monday, 13 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (13 January 2020) Lady Stacey imposed a life sentence on Liam Hay with a punishment part of 19 years, after he pled guilty to murder.

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HMA v Scott Robert Pollock

Friday, 10 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today, (10 January 2020), Lord Pentland sentenced Scott Robert Pollock to 5 years imprisonment after the offender was found guilty of rape.

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Contempt of Court – Cherie Doyle

Thursday, 9 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on Tuesday 17 December 2019, Lady Rae sentenced Cherie Doyle to 18 months imprisonment after she was found to be in Contempt of Court.

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