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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 GARDYNE

Thursday, 28 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty sentenced David Gardyne to 6 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to the attempted murder of James Reid in Dundee on 16 August 2013 and also ordered that he be returned to prison to serve 160 days of a previous sentence.

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HMA v COLIN JAMES FERGUSON

Thursday, 28 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews imposed an extended sentence of ten years and three months on Colin Ferguson after he pled guilty to the attempted murder of Thomas Fisher on 28 March 2013 in Ayr.

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HMA v ERLAND FLAWS

Thursday, 28 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston Judge Beckett sentenced Erland Flaws to five years in prison after he was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving in Orkney.

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HMA v MARTIN MACMAIKAIN & AMANDA JANE COOK

Wednesday, 27 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge Rita Rae QC sentenced Martin MacMaikain and Amanda Cook to life imprisonment after they have were convicted of the murder of Mark Donnelly on 26 May 2013 in Coatbridge

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HMA v STEVEN MCDONALD & ARTHUR NOBLE ORD

Tuesday, 26 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Dumbarton Lord Pentland sentenced Steven McDonald to 3 years 6 months imprisonment and Arthur Noble Ord to 3 years 4 months imprisonment after they pled guilty to being concerned in the supplying of a Class A drug.

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