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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 Robert Warnock

Thursday, 6 February, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (6 February 2020) Judge Liddle sentenced Robert Warnock to an extended sentence of 14 years, with a custodial term of 11 years after he was convicted of attempted murder and assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

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HMA v Anwar Sadhat Chowdhury

Tuesday, 4 February, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At Aberdeen High Court today (4 February 2020) Lord Uist sentenced Anwar Sadhat Chowdhury to 6 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of rape and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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HMA v Keirin McMillan or Elliott, Aron McMillan & Levi Hunter or Brown

Friday, 31 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (Friday 31 January 2020) Lord Uist sentenced Keirin McMillan or Elliott, Aron McMillan and Levi Hunter or Brown after they were found guilty of robbery and murder.

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HMA v Christopher Walter Bruce and Colin Stewart

Thursday, 30 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (29 January 2020) Lord Arthurson sentenced Christopher Walter Bruce and Colin Stewart after they were convicted of drug trafficking offences.

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HMA v Liam Donnelly & 2 others

Wednesday, 29 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (29 January 2020), Lady Rae sentenced Liam Donnelly to 8 years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to culpable homicide. Two others were sentenced for knife crimes.

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