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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 Gary Watt

Tuesday, 26 February, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 26 February 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Gary Watt to eight years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of two charges of rape.

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HMA v Fernando Carrasco Dos Santos and Ruben Goncal Ves Semedo Correia

Friday, 22 February, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 22 February 2019, Lord Armstrong sentenced Fernando Carrasco Dos Santos to nine years’ imprisonment for the attempted murder of Rikki Millar, and sentenced Ruben Goncal Ves Semedo Correia to six years and nine months’ imprisonment for assaulting the complainer with a knife to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement, permanent impairment, and to the danger of his life.

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HMA v Fernando Carrasco Dos Santos and Ruben Goncal Ves Semedo Correia

Friday, 22 February, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 22 February 2019, Lord Armstrong sentenced Fernando Carrasco Dos Santos to nine years’ imprisonment for the attempted murder of Rikki Millar, and sentenced Ruben Goncal Ves Semedo Correia to six years and nine months’ imprisonment for assaulting the complainer with a knife to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement, permanent impairment, and to the danger of his life.

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HMA v Giles Campbell

Friday, 22 February, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 22 February 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Giles Campbell to imprisonment for 10 years and 6 months, after the accused was found guilty of being concerned in the supply of cocaine; attempted rape and rape.

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HMA v Joseph George Bissett

Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 19 February 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Joseph Bissett to six years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault and robbery.

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