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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 ROBBIE GEMMELL

Friday, 19 September, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court today, 19 September 2014, Sheriff Gordon Liddle sentenced Robbie Gemmell to 300 hours of unpaid work in the community and banned him from driving for four years after he pled guilty to causing death by driving without due care and attention.

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HMA v SW GLOBAL RESOURCING LTD

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on 15 September 2014, SW Global Resourcing Limited were fined £200,000 by Sheriff Alistair Watson after the company pled guilty to health and safety breaches which resulted in the death of an employee.

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HMA v ROBIN PORTER

Thursday, 11 September, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen today, 11 September 2014, Lord Matthews sentenced Robin Porter to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to assault and rape of three women.

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HMA v DAVID COX

Tuesday, 9 September, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court today, 9 September 2014, Sheriff Graeme Napier sentenced David John Cox to three years’ imprisonment after he was convicted of domestic abuse charges.

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HMA v NEIL LIVETT

Friday, 5 September, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 5 September 2014, Lord Pentland sentenced Neil Livett to seven years in prison after being convicted of rape and voyeurism.

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