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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 JOHN ANDREW DOBBIE

Tuesday, 15 July, 2014
Sentencing Statements

On 15 July 2014 at the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Armstrong sentenced John Dobbie to 15 years imprisonment for the attempted murder of a baby boy.

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HMA v RYAN SKELDING

Tuesday, 8 July, 2014
Sentencing Statements

On 8 July 2014 at the High Court in Glasgow, Lord Matthews imposed on Ryan Skelding a probation order of three years after he pled guilty to two charges of lewd and libidinous practices towards a boy.

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HMA v JOHN STEPHEN WATT

Tuesday, 8 July, 2014
Sentencing Statements

On 8 July 2014 at the High Court in Edinburgh, Lady Wolffe sentenced John Stephen Watt to four years imprisonment after he pled guilty to domestic abuse charges.

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HMA v BRIAN MARTIN

Monday, 7 July, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 7 July 2014, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Brian Martin to a total of eight years and six months imprisonment after he was found guilty of wilful fire-raising and admitted a charge of failing to appear for an earlier hearing.

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HMA v JOHN JAMES DAVIS

Wednesday, 2 July, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Rae sentenced John Davis to life imprisonment for the murder of Hazel North. The punishment part was fixed at 20 years.

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