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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 MARK BARCLAY aka FRASER

Wednesday, 20 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 20 August 2014, Lord Uist sentenced Mark Barclay aka Fraser to four years and six months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a former partner by strangling her.

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HMA v IAN DONALDSON

Tuesday, 19 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 19 August 2014, Lord Uist sentenced Ian Donaldson to six years’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to having been concerned in the supplying of heroin.

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HMA v THOMAS O’LEARY

Tuesday, 19 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 19 August 2014, Lord Uist sentenced Thomas O’Leary to a punishment part of five years’ imprisonment and imposed an order for lifelong restriction after he was convicted of assaulting two former girlfriends.

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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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