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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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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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HMA v LYNDSAY STIRLING

Thursday, 13 November, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow Sheriff Court on 13 November 2014, Sheriff John Beckett QC sentenced Lyndsay Stirling to 17 months imprisonment after she pled guilty to an assault to severe injury on an 80-year-old man in his own home.

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HMA v ROBERT BROWN

Tuesday, 4 November, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Perth on 4 November 2014, Lord Bannatyne sentenced Robert Brown to two years’ imprisonment and banned him from driving for 15 years after he pled guilty to causing the deaths of Scott Prior and Mark McColl by dangerous driving.

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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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