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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 MICHAEL NELSON

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 10 June 2014, Lady Wolffe sentenced Michael Nelson to seven years in prison after he was convicted of two charges of rape.

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HMA v DEAN MELNYK AND ANDREW MARTIN BROWN

Wednesday, 4 June, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 4 June 2014, Lord Armstrong sentenced both Dean Melnyk and Andrew Martin Brown to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 20 years for the murder of Kevin Mackay.

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HMA v JIMMY MARIE SAINTE

Monday, 2 June, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 2 June 2014, Lady Wolffe sentenced Jimmy Marie Sainte to six years in prison after he was convicted of the rape of a girl.

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PF v SCOTTISH WATER

Friday, 30 May, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow Sheriff Court today, 30 May 2014, Sheriff Cubie imposed a fine of £12,000 on Scottish Water after the company pled guilty to a breach of water control regulations which led to an incident of water pollution.

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HMA v SHAUN McGOWAN

Friday, 30 May, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Greenock Sheriff Court on 29 May 2014 Sheriff Hamilton sentenced Shaun McGowan to a total of four years and two months in prison following his eighth conviction for carrying a knife.

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