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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 KEIL HAULEY

Wednesday, 14 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 14 January 2015, Lady Wolffe imposed a Community Payback Order on Keil Hauley with an unpaid work requirement of 90 hours after the accused pled guilty to attempted assault.

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HMA v ANDREW McBRIDE

Wednesday, 14 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 14 January 2015, Lord Turnbull imposed an extended sentence on Andrew McBride of four years and five months in custody and a further three years on licence after the accused pled guilty to multiple sexually-related charges of fraud and extortion against children and young adults.

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HMA v DEREK MITCHELL

Tuesday, 13 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At Paisley Sheriff Court on 13 January 2015, Sheriff Susan Sinclair sentenced Derek Mitchell to a community payback order and imposed a non-harassment order after the accused was convicted of assault and breach of the peace.

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HMA v MARIUSZ CIESLAR

Monday, 12 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 12 January 2015, Lord Turnbull imposed an extended sentence of 14 years imprisonment on Mariusz Cieslar after the accused pled guilty to two charges of assault with intent to rape.

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HMA v JAMIE WISHART

Friday, 9 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 9 January 2015, Lady Scott sentenced Jamie Wishart to 10 years imprisonment after the accused was convicted of the culpable homicide of Connor Cleave.

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