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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 GAVIN JOHN BLAIR & SEAN ROBERT BLAIR

Monday, 13 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh High Court Lord Uist sentenced Gavin John Blair and Sean Robert Blair after they pled guilty to assaulting a man in Edinburgh on 30 November 2012. Both were sentenced to 4 years 6 months imprisonment with an extension period of 2 years.

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HMA v DAVID McCLUSKEY

Monday, 13 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced David McCluskey to 4 years 6 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to assaulting a man in Clyde bank on 26 May 2012.

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HMA v JAMES AINSLIE

Friday, 10 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced James Ainslie to six years imprisonment after he pled guilty to assault and robbery, theft and being concerned in the supply of drugs.

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HMA v GORDON WILLIAM PINKERTON

Thursday, 9 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Gordon Pinkerton to an extended sentence after he was convicted on a number of charges of sexual abuse.

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HMA v BRUCE BALFOUR

Thursday, 9 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Bruce Balfour after he pled guilty to five charges of serious assault.

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