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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 RONALD JOHN SMITH

Wednesday, 6 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Ronald Smith to nine years in prison after he was convicted of the sexual abuse of two children.

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HMA v JOHN DOCHERTY

Wednesday, 6 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Stewart sentenced John Docherty to life imprisonment with a punishement part of 21 years after he was found guilty of the murder of Elaine Doyle in June1986.

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HMA v CLARK MUNRO

Saturday, 2 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

On 1 August 2014 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Sheriff Crowe imposed a community payback order on Clark Munro with a direction to carry out 240 hours unpaid work and disqualified him from driving for 40 months after he admitted causing death by careless driving.

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HMA v MARTIN JOHN SCOUGAL

Tuesday, 29 July, 2014
Sentencing Statements

On 28 July 2014 at the High Court in Edinburgh, Lady Wolffe sentenced Martin Scougal to six years and nine months imprisonment after he was convicted of the rape of two young girls.

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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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