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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 MARIUSZ CIESLAR

Monday, 12 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 12 January 2015, Lord Turnbull imposed an extended sentence of 14 years imprisonment on Mariusz Cieslar after the accused pled guilty to two charges of assault with intent to rape.

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HMA v JAMIE WISHART

Friday, 9 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 9 January 2015, Lady Scott sentenced Jamie Wishart to 10 years imprisonment after the accused was convicted of the culpable homicide of Connor Cleave.

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MACKENZIE HALL LTD & PRA UK HOLDING PTY LIMITED v PAUL MACKENZIE

Thursday, 8 January, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the Court of Session on 8 January 2015, Lord Doherty sentenced Paul Mackenzie to 10 months imprisonment following a petition and complaint by Mackenzie Hall Ltd & PRA UK Holding PTY Limited in respect of his breach of interim interdict and breach of interdict.

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HMA v IAN DAVID THOMSON

Monday, 22 December, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 22 December 2014, Judge John Beckett QC sentenced Ian Thomson to 13 years and six months imprisonment and imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction after the accused was convicted of raping six women.

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HMA v KEITH GERRARD MILNE

Friday, 19 December, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen on 16 December 2014, Lady Wolffe imposed a Community Payback Order upon Keith Milne after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

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