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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 Sean Barclay

Tuesday, 26 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 26 March 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Sean Barclay to eight years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to firearms offences and theft.

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HMA v Mark Robert Adams

Tuesday, 26 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 26 March 2019, Lord Armstrong sentenced Mark Adams to seven years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape.

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HMA v Jack Bonnar

Tuesday, 26 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 26 March 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Jack Bonnar to five years and eight months’ detention after the accused pled guilty to wilful fire-raising and assault and robbery.

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HMA v Jamie Anderson

Thursday, 21 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 21 March 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Jamie Anderson to nine years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Paul Mathieson.

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HMA v Ian John James McEwan

Thursday, 21 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 21 March 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Ian McEwan to five years and three months’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to possession of the class B drug amphetamine with the intent to supply.

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