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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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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

Click here if you would like information about victims of crimes and sentencing.

Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths of Colin McRae, Graeme Duncan, Ben Porcelli and John McRae

Tuesday, 6 September, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A Fatal Accident Inquiry has concluded that the deaths could have been avoided if Mr McRae had refrained from flying the helicopter into Mouse Valley and had not engaged in low level flying when it was unnecessary and unsafe to do so. Sheriff Nikola Stewart at Lanark Sheriff Court

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths of Erin Casey and Christina Fiorre Ilia

Thursday, 25 August, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A summary of the Determination issued by Sheriff Alistair Duff is now available.

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths onboard MFV Vision II

Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

Summary of the FAI Determination into the deaths of Ramilito Capangpangan Calipayan and Benjamin Rosillo Potot in Fraserburgh Harbour.

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of John Aitken

Wednesday, 17 August, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

The FAI into the death of John Aiken has found that his death was caused by cardiorespiratory arrest, hypoxic brain damage and widespread severe bronchopneumonia.

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Fatal Accident Inquiry - Rosepark Nursing Home

Wednesday, 20 April, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

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