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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.  If you would like to receive these as soon as they are issued sign up for RSS feeds.

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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.

HMA v DAVID PETER STEWARDSON

Friday, 14 October, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court Sheriff Crowe sentenced David Stewardson to 45 months in prison after he plead guilty to fraud.

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HMA v RAY ALEXANDER CURRIE

Wednesday, 5 October, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre imposed an extended sentence of 7 years on Ray Currie after he pled guilty to charges of robbery and assault with intent to rob in Glasgow in April 2011.

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HMA v PETER MECHAN

Wednesday, 5 October, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Dorian sentenced Peter Mechan to two years and three months in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by careless driving. Lewis William Leslie was killed on the A198 Tranent to North Berwick Road on 11 August 2009.

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HMA v JAMIE ELLIS

Wednesday, 5 October, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Glennie sentenced Jamie Ellis to detention after he pled guilty to murdering Alami Gotip on the 25 May 2011 in Livingston. The punishment party was fixed at fifteen years.

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HMA V KEITH BLENKINSOP, LINDSAY HARKINS, ANDREW BURNS, ROBERT DALRYMPLE AND JAMES ELVIN

Tuesday, 4 October, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty sentenced the above named accused to custodial sentences after they were convicted of supplying class A drugs.

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