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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 DAVID JAMES CRUICKSHANK

Monday, 29 September, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 29 September 2014, Lord Uist sentenced David James Cruickshank to 8 years and 9 months in prison after he was convicted of two charges of rape and pleaded guilty to a further charge of rape and one of indecent assault.

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HMA v ANDREW DAVID FILE

Monday, 22 September, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 22 September 2014, Lady Rae sentenced Andrew File to three years in prison and disqualified him from driving for five years after he was convicted of causing death by careless driving.

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HMA v MOLON TONKH BARAKA

Monday, 22 September, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 22 September 2014, Lord Matthews sentenced Molon Tonkh Baraka to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexual assault.

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HMA v ROBBIE GEMMELL

Friday, 19 September, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court today, 19 September 2014, Sheriff Gordon Liddle sentenced Robbie Gemmell to 300 hours of unpaid work in the community and banned him from driving for four years after he pled guilty to causing death by driving without due care and attention.

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HMA v SW GLOBAL RESOURCING LTD

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on 15 September 2014, SW Global Resourcing Limited were fined £200,000 by Sheriff Alistair Watson after the company pled guilty to health and safety breaches which resulted in the death of an employee.

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