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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 ANDREW DAVID PETERS

Monday, 2 February, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Andrew Peters after he was convicted of two charges of rape. The punishment part of the sentence was fixed at seven years and six months.

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HMA v JOHN PAUL BIRD

Friday, 30 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 30 January 2015, Judge John Beckett QC sentenced John Paul Bird to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18 years after the accused was convicted of the murder of John Bulloch.

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HMA v DARREN HANDREN

Friday, 30 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 30 January 2015, Lady Wolffe sentenced Darren Handren to one year and eight months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being in possession of counterfeit money.

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HMA v JASON FORBES

Friday, 30 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 30 January 2015, Lady Wolffe sentenced Jason Forbes to two years and eight months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of a class A drug.

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HMA v EDMOND REID

Friday, 30 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 30 January 2015, Lady Wolffe sentenced Edmond Reid to three years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to drugs offences.

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