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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 ANDREW MATHESON SINCLAIR

Tuesday, 9 December, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 9 December 2014, Lord Armstrong sentenced Andrew Sinclair to four years imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

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HMA v JOSEPH MARTIN McMULLAN

Tuesday, 9 December, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 9 December 2014, Lord Uist sentenced Joseph McMullan to seven years imprisonment after the accused was convicted of rape, attempted rape and indecent assault.

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HMA v DANIEL ROBERT WELSH

Monday, 8 December, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 8 December 2014, Lady Rae imposed upon Daniel Welsh an Order for Lifelong Restriction with a punishment part of four years and six months after the accused pleaded guilty to rape.

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PF AIRDRIE v DAVID CARMICHAEL

Friday, 5 December, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Airdrie Sheriff Court on 5 December 2014, Sheriff Robert Dickson sentenced David Carmichael to seven months in prison after the police officer was convicted of wilful neglect of duty.

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HMA v JOHAR JAVEED MIRZA

Friday, 5 December, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow Sheriff Court on 5 December 2014, Sheriff John Beckett QC sentenced Johar Javeed Mirza to three years imprisonment after the accused was convicted of assault to injury with intent to rape.

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