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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 JEFFREY ASH

Thursday, 19 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Jeffrey Ash to three years and four months in prison after he pled guilty to culpable homicide and fire raising.

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HMA v JOSEPH TOWNSLEY

Wednesday, 18 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Wise sentenced Joseph Townsley to 7 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Frank Baxter on 8th of May 2012 at Crindledyke Crescent, Newmains, Wishaw.

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HMA v JAMES FARQUHAR & STEVEN STEWART

Tuesday, 17 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty sentenced James Farquhar and Steven Stewart each to 2 years 8 months imprisonment after they pled guilty to the supplying of cannabis resin on 9 October 2012.

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HMA v JOHN MCNAUGHT MCEWAN

Tuesday, 17 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced John McNaught McEwan to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18 years after he was found guilty of the murder of Eileen Gamble in Glasgow on 26 or 27 July 2012.

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HMA v KEVIN STOLAREK

Friday, 13 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Paisley Lord Burns sentenced Kevin Stolarek to 20 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to rape.

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