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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.

We also issue tweets to alert our followers as soon as statements are published. Follow Us.  

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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Fatal Accident Inquiry - Rosepark Nursing Home

Wednesday, 20 April, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Danielle Welsh

Friday, 4 February, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Danielle Welsh at the Southern General Hospital on the 24 June 2008 concluded that she died from liver failure due to an overdose of paracetamol.

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Fatal Accident Inquiry Rosepark Nursing Home

Thursday, 20 January, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

The oral hearing on submissions in respect of the Rosepark Fatal Accident Inquiry will take place 10.00 am in Hamilton Sheriff Court on 17 February 2011 (not 27 January 2011 as previously intimated).

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Fatal Accident Inquiry Rosepark Nursing Home

Thursday, 12 August, 2010
Fatal Accident Inquiries

At the conclusion of the inquiry Sheriff Principal Brian Lockhart issued the following statement.

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SHERIFFDOM OF LOTHIAN AND BORDERS AT EDINBURGH Sheriff John Horsburgh QC

Thursday, 30 July, 2009
Fatal Accident Inquiries

30 July 2009 A Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Danielle Scott has found that she died from acute methadone and alcohol poisoning.

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