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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 MARK JAMES WALKER

Thursday, 30 October, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 30 October 2014, Lord Stewart sentenced Mark Walker to a custodial term of three years followed by an extension period of two years on licence after the accused was convicted of sexually abusing two boys.

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HMA v PETER MOORE

Thursday, 23 October, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 23 October 2014, Lady Wolffe sentenced Peter Moore to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18-and-a-half years after the accused was convicted of the murder of his brother.

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HMA v GARRY LOCKHART

Thursday, 16 October, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 16 October 2014, Lady Wise sentenced Garry Lockhart to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 25 years after he was found guilty of murdering his wife and son.

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HMA v LEE HAMILTON

Friday, 3 October, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 3 October 2014, Lord Uist sentenced Lee Hamilton to four years and eight months in prison after the accused pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

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HMA v MYLES GIBSON SIMPSON

Thursday, 2 October, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 1 October 2014, Lord Uist sentenced Myles Simpson to a punishment part of three years and imposed an order for lifelong restriction after the accused pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman and threatening to stab her in the eye.

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