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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 JAMES ANTHONY CAMPBELL

Wednesday, 4 December, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Dumbarton Lord Pentland imposed an order for lifelong restriction on James Campbell after he pled guilty to assault.

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HMA v DAVID BROWN

Friday, 29 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Stewart sentenced David Brown to six years imprisonment after he was found guilty of assault and robbery in Larkhall on 17 May 2013.

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HMA v MARC McKILLOP

Friday, 29 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Scott imposed an extended sentence of 13 years on Marc McKillop with a custodial period of 10 years and an extension period of 3 years after he was found guilty of assault, rape and attempted murder.

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HMA v DARREN LEE MITCHELL

Thursday, 28 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Dumbarton Lord Pentland imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Darren Mitchell after he pled guilty in the sheriff court to breaching the terms of two sexual offences prevention orders. The custodial part of the sentence is 20 months.

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HMA v ROBERT FALCONBRIDGE

Thursday, 28 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty sentenced Robert Falconbridge to an extended sentence of 10 years after he pled guilty to downloading and distributing indecent images of children.

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