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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 Stephen Kyle Lee

Wednesday, 9 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 9 August 2017, Lord Arthurson sentenced Stephen Lee to six years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape and indecent assault.

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HMA v Gordon Adam McCrone

Wednesday, 9 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 9 August 2017, Lord Arthurson sentenced Gordon McCrone to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 20 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Malcolm McLaren.

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HMA v Richard Cassidy

Thursday, 3 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 3 August 2017, Lord Summers sentenced Richard Cassidy to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 17 years, after the accused was found guilty of murder.

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HMA v Paul Macaulay

Tuesday, 1 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 1 August 2017, Lord Armstrong sentenced Paul Macaulay to 7 years and 4 months imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supplying of heroin and to dangerous driving.

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HMA v Brian Joseph Dailey

Thursday, 27 July, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 27 July 2017, Lord Armstrong sentenced Brian Dailey to ten years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the rape and sexual abuse of three children.

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