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HMA v Raymond Oldham

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 7 November 2018, Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an extended sentence of 16 years on Raymond Oldham after the accused pled guilty to historical child sex offences. The custodial part is 10 years, which will be followed by an extension period of six years on licence.

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HMA v Simon Quin

Tuesday, 6 November, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 6 November 2018, Lord Arthurson sentenced Simon Quin to five years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of petrol-bombing a house to the danger of persons within the property.

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HMA v James Torbett

Monday, 5 November, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 5 November 2018, Lord Beckett sentenced James Torbett to six years' imprisonment after the accused was convicted of historical child sex offences, having been found guilty of sexually abusing three boys in the 1980s and 1990s.

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HMA v Gordon Rose

Wednesday, 31 October, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow Sheriff Court today, 31 October 2018, Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull sentenced Gordon Rose to two years and eight months’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault.

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HMA v Davison Shaw

Wednesday, 31 October, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 31 October 2018, Lord Arthurson sentenced Davison Shaw to eight years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the rape of an 11-year-old girl and using lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour towards another 13-year-old girl.

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