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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 ALAN GEORGE JEFFREY

Thursday, 31 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed a probation order on Alan Jeffrey after he pled guilty to sexually related offences.

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HMA v CHRISTOPHER GILLESPIE, THOMAS ROBERTSON, WILLIAM WOODS, JAMIE WOODS, MICHAEL JOHN QUEEN

Wednesday, 30 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Stewart sentenced Christopher Gillespie, Thomas Robertson, William Woods, Jamie Woods and Michael Queen after they pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.

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HMA v THOMAS BROGAN

Wednesday, 30 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Thomas Brogan to life imprisonment after he pled guilty to the murder of Georgina Barnett in Kirkcaldy on 25 June 2013. The punishment part was set at 18 years.

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HMA v PAUL IAN JAMES STEWART

Tuesday, 29 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge Ritchie sentenced Paul Ian James Stewart to 6 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of causing the death of Robert McPike by dangerous driving in Ayrshire on 11 February 2012.

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HMA v OATIS FOWLER

Tuesday, 29 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Oatis Fowler to 5 years 3 months detention after he pled guilty to assault and robbery in May 2013 in Glenrothes.

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