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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 JOHN CLARK WILSON

Wednesday, 14 September, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Sheriff Fiona Reith QC sentenced John Wilson to 8 months imprisonment after he was found guilty of committing a breach of the peace at Tynecastle Football Stadium on 11 May 2011. A Football Banning Order was also made against the accused.

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HMA v KEITH PORTER

Friday, 2 September, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Woolman imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Keith Porter after he was found guilty of attempted murder. The punishment part of the sentence was fixed at 5 years and will commence at the expiry of his current sentence.

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HMA v MICHAEL MORRISON

Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Mackay of Drumadoon imposed a life sentence on Michael Morrison after he pled guilty to murdering Sharon Brown at Bell Street, Clydebank on 12 December 2010. The punishment part was fixed at 13 years.

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HMA v IAN BRAND

Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews placed Ian Brand on probation for 2 years after he pled guilty to causing the death of his father in Brechin on 22 August 2009.

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HMA v JS, GEORGE DAVID STEWART & EMMA MERRILEES

Tuesday, 23 August, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced JS, George Stewart and Fiona Merrilees in connection with the murder of Natalie Muir on 11 December 2010 at Brucefield Drive, Whitburn, West Lothian.

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