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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 Ross Nicholson

Thursday, 16 February, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 16 February 2017, Lady Scott sentenced Ross Nicholson to 14 years' imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the murder of Brian Martin.

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HMA v John Costello

Wednesday, 15 February, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 15 February 2017, Lord Clark sentenced John Costello to 10 years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of repeatedly raping a girl and sexually abusing her sister.

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HMA v Dean Kimmins

Friday, 10 February, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 10 February 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Dean Kimmins to six years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of diamorphine.

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HMA v Ajmer Ali

Friday, 10 February, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 10 February 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Ajmer Ali to seven years and six months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of diamorphine.

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HMA v Alexander Mitchell

Friday, 10 February, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 10 February 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Alexander Mitchell to an extended sentence of eight years' imprisonment after accused was convicted of rape. The custodial part will be six years, followed by an extension period of two years on licence.

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