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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 GEORGE CROMBIE

Thursday, 14 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Armstrong sentenced Michael Crombie to a total of 14 years in prison after he was convicted of a number of assaults and rape.

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HMA v SVITZER MARINE

Wednesday, 13 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Turnbull imposed a fine of £1.7 million on Spitzer Marine after they pled guilty to breaches of the Health and Safety Act.

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HMA v DARREN ROBERT LUKE

Wednesday, 13 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Brodie sentenced Darren Robert Luke to 3 years imprisonment for causing death by dangerous driving. Billy Colin Casement died on 7 March 2012 as a result of injuries sustained in a collision on the Maybury Road, Edinburgh

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HMA v PAUL ALLEN

Friday, 8 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews imposed an extended sentence of 10 years on Paul Allen after he was found guilty of assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement, permanent impairment and to the danger of life in Glasgow on 7 October 2012. The custodial period was set at six years with an extension period of four years.

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HMA v PETER RONALD GARLAND

Thursday, 7 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Peter Garland to four years in prison after he pled guilty to assault and robbery at a shop in Aberdeen.

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