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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.

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

FAI into the deaths of Agnes Nicol, George Johnstone & Andrew Ritchie

Thursday, 16 February, 2012
Fatal Accident Inquiries

Summary of the Fatal Accident Inquiry Determination issued by Sheriff Dickson

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Margaret Allison Hume

Wednesday, 16 November, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A Summary of the Determination issued by Sheriff Desmond J Leslie, Sheriff for North Strathclyde at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court is now available

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FAI into deaths of CRAIG CURRIE, WILLIAM CARTY, STEPHEN CARTY and THOMAS DOUGLAS

Monday, 10 October, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A Fatal Accident Inquiry has found that the deaths of four men who died on Loch Awe on 20 March 2009 was due to “cold water immersion”.

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths of Colin McRae, Graeme Duncan, Ben Porcelli and John McRae

Tuesday, 6 September, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A Fatal Accident Inquiry has concluded that the deaths could have been avoided if Mr McRae had refrained from flying the helicopter into Mouse Valley and had not engaged in low level flying when it was unnecessary and unsafe to do so. Sheriff Nikola Stewart at Lanark Sheriff Court

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths of Erin Casey and Christina Fiorre Ilia

Thursday, 25 August, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A summary of the Determination issued by Sheriff Alistair Duff is now available.

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