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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.

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HMA v LIAM DOCHERTY & JOHN ALEXANDER YOUNG

Thursday, 13 February, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Lim Doherty and John Young after they pled guilty to assault and attempted robbery.

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HMA v STEWART WILLIAMSON

Tuesday, 11 February, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Judge John Beckett QC sentenced Stewart Williamson to 5 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to causing the death of Eduard Goudsblom by dangerous driving on 6 April 2013 in Pitlochry.

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HMA v ANDREW DUFFY

Friday, 7 February, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Andrew Duffy to four years imprisonment after he was found guilty of causing the death of a man by dangerous driving in Greenock on 8 November 2011.

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HMA v HUGH CAIRNS

Thursday, 6 February, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Hugh Cairns to 5 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of rape.

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HMA v SCOTT GEDDES

Tuesday, 4 February, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence on Scott Geddes comprising a custodial part of 4 years and an extension period of 2 years after he pled guilty to assault to severe injury and to the danger of the victim’s life in Glasgow on 12 August 2013.

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