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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 SAN LEE

Thursday, 7 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 29 July 2014 Lady Wolfe sentenced San Lee to four years and six months in prison after he was convicted of rape.

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HMA v JOHN DAVID MACINTOSH

Thursday, 7 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Uist sentenced John MacIntosh to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 10 year after he was convicted of serious sexual assults.

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HMA v RONALD JOHN SMITH

Wednesday, 6 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Ronald Smith to nine years in prison after he was convicted of the sexual abuse of two children.

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HMA v JOHN DOCHERTY

Wednesday, 6 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Stewart sentenced John Docherty to life imprisonment with a punishement part of 21 years after he was found guilty of the murder of Elaine Doyle in June1986.

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HMA v CLARK MUNRO

Saturday, 2 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

On 1 August 2014 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Sheriff Crowe imposed a community payback order on Clark Munro with a direction to carry out 240 hours unpaid work and disqualified him from driving for 40 months after he admitted causing death by careless driving.

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