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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 ALISTAIR THOMSON

Tuesday, 21 September, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre sentenced Alistair Thomson to four years imprisonment after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of his brother, John Pickersgill, in Cowdenbeath on 30 January 2010.

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HMA v JAMIE DOLAN

Friday, 17 September, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Smith sentenced Jamie Dolan to seven years detention after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving on Arbroath Road, Dundee in January 2010

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HMA v ANDREW HAMILTON

Friday, 17 September, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre imposed an extended sentence on Andrew Hamilton after he pled guilty to rape on 12 May 2010 at Howden West Road, Livingston. The sentence is composed of a custodial part of 5 years and 4 months and an extension period, following release, of 5 years.

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HMA v GREIG BRYDON

Friday, 17 September, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at Glasgow Sheriff Court, Sheriff Robert Anthony QC imposed a two year probation order on Greig Barton after he pled guilty to taking indecent images.

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HMA V GEORGE MULVANNEY

Thursday, 9 September, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Temporary Judge Rita Rae QC sentenced George Mullaney to nine years imprisonment after he was found guilty of assaulting Gary Sharkey in Talbot Terrace, Glasgow on the 28 November 2009.

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