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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 Ronald Stone

Friday, 1 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 28 February 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Ronald Stone to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 15 years after the accused pled guilty to the murder of Sean Waggett.

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HMA v Wayne Elliot

Thursday, 28 February, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 28 February 2019, Lord Arthurson imposed an extended sentence of 12 years’ duration on Wayne Elliot after the accused pled guilty to charges of rape, lewd and libidinous practices and sexual assault against four children. The custodial term will be eight years, which will be followed by an extension period of four years on licence.

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HMA v Daniel McCafferty

Thursday, 28 February, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 27 February 2019, Lord Clark sentenced Daniel McCafferty to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Steven Campbell.

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HMA v Bradley Wallace

Wednesday, 27 February, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow Sheriff Court today, 27 February 2019, Sheriff Andrew Cubie sentenced Bradley Wallace to 10 months’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assaulting a priest by spitting at him – an offence aggravated by religious prejudice.

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HMA v Gary Watt

Tuesday, 26 February, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 26 February 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Gary Watt to eight years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of two charges of rape.

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