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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 Darren Ferris

Friday, 15 January, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 15 January 2016, Lord Turnbull sentenced Darren Ferris to nine-and-a-half years imprisonment and banned the accused from driving for 12 years after he pled to guilty to causing death by dangerous driving when under influence of drink.

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HMA v Sandeep Singh

Friday, 15 January, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 15 January 2016, Lady Rae sentenced Sandeep Singh to four years imprisonment and banned the accused from driving for 10 years after he was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving.

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HMA v Barry Rankine

Monday, 21 December, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 21 December 2015, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Barry Rankine to five years imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to making and possessing indecent images of children stolen from police computer systems.

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HMA v Arthur Cummings

Thursday, 17 December, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 17 December 2015, Lord Uist sentenced Arthur Cummings to six years imprisonment with a further extension period of three years on licence after the accused pleaded guilty to assault to injury with intent to rob.

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HMA v John Cowbrough and James Wilson

Friday, 11 December, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 11 December 2015, Lady Wolffe sentenced both John Cowbrough and James Wilson to five years imprisonment after they were convicted of extortion.

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