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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 Aaron Campbell

Thursday, 21 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At High Court in Glasgow today, 21 March 2019, Lord Matthews sentenced Aaron Campbell to detention without limit of time, with a punishment part of 27 years, after he was found guilty of the abduction, rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail.

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HMA v Paul McMillan

Thursday, 21 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 21 March 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Paul McMillan to seven years’ imprisonment after the accused was convicted of three charges of rape.

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HMA v William Turner

Wednesday, 20 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 20 March 2019, Lord Armstrong sentenced William Turner to 12 years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of several charges of rape.

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HMA v Muhammed Rauf, Shahida Abid and Saima Hayat

Tuesday, 19 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 19 March 2019, Lady Rae sentenced Muhammed Rauf, Shahida Abid and Saima Hayat to life imprisonment after the three accused were found guilty of the murder of Haider Hayat. The punishment part for Mohammed Rauf was set at 24 years, while the punishment parts imposed in the cases of Shahida Abid and Saima Hayat, who were also convicted of attempting to pervert the course of justice, was 25-and-a-half years.

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HMA v Joshua Rosenberg

Friday, 15 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court today, 15 March 2019, Lord Beckett sentenced Joshua Rosenberg to 12 years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of attempted extortion, attempted fraud, wilful fire-raising and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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