RSS Feed

Sentencing Statements

Exchequer SignClick to enlarge image

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.

We also issue tweets to alert our followers as soon as statements are published. Follow Us.  

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

Click here if you would like information about victims of crimes and sentencing.

HMA v MICHAEL HANDLEY

Monday, 15 April, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Stewart sentenced Michael Handley to six years imprisonment for the assault of Robert Anderson to his injury and to the danger of his life on 22 August 2012 on the A702 road at Dalveen Pass.

Find out more

HMA v COLIN COATES, PHILIP HOWARD WADE, DAVID PARKER & PAUL HAMILTON SMITH

Monday, 8 April, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Pentland imposed life sentences on Colin Coates and Philip Wade after they were found guilty of the murder of Lynda Spence in April 2011. The punishments parts were fixed at 33 years and 30 years imprisonment respectively. David Parker was sentenced to 11 years and 3 months imprisonment and Paul Smith was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment after they pled guilty to assaulting Lynda Spence and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

Find out more

HMA v SAIMA GUL & FAZLI RAHIM

Monday, 8 April, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Judge O’Grady imposed life sentences on Saima Gul and Fazli Rahim with a punishment part of 23 years imprisonment after they were found guilty of the murder of Mohammed Noor in Glasgow on 5 May 2012.

Find out more

HMA v ROBERT ANDERSON

Tuesday, 2 April, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty sentenced Robert Anderson after he was found guilty of pretending to be a police officer, assault and robbery on dates between March and July 2012.

Find out more

WILLIAM BOYD & JACQUELINE BALLANTYNE

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Armstrong sentenced William Boyd and Jacqueline Ballantyne after they were found guilty of the murder of James Grant on 8 May 2012 in Glasgow.

Find out more