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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 MEGAN MITCHELL

Thursday, 12 July, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court Sheriff Napier sentenced Megan Mitchell to a Community Service Order and a Restriction of Liberty Order after she pled guilt to causing death by careless driving.

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HMA v SHETLAND CATCH LIMITED

Wednesday, 11 July, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Turnbull imposed a fine of £150,000 on Shetland Catch Limited.

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HMA v ANTHONY GRANT

Wednesday, 11 July, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Stacey sentenced Anthony Grant to 8 years in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by careless driving while under in the influence of alcohol. On the 8 June 2011 John Edward Quinnin died on the A75 Gretna to Stranraer Road.

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HMA v SCOTT KERR.

Friday, 22 June, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Stacey imposed an extended sentence of 15 years on Scott Kerr after he pled guilty to rape and sexual assault in December 2011. The sentence is composed of a custodial period of 10 years followed by a period of 5 years on supervision.

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HMA V DEAN RIPPON

Friday, 1 June, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Smith sentenced Dean Rippon to detention for life after he pled guilty to the murder of Christopher Swailes. The punishment part was set at 19 years.

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