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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 GRAHAM MACDONALD ELRICK

Wednesday, 23 January, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Graham MacDonald Elrick to six years and eight months imprisonment for the assault and robbery of an employee at a convenience store in Aberdeen on 21 October 2012.

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HMA v PAUL JOSEPH MCINTYRE, ISAAC MCCALLUM MCKINNON, DAVID HUGHES, SCOTT MICHAEL GARDNER

Friday, 18 January, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston Lord Boyd sentenced Paul McIntyre, Isaac McCallum McKinnon, David Hughes and Scott Gardner after they pled guilty to offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

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HMA v JAMES CHRYNES GILFILLAN

Friday, 18 January, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge Rae sentenced James Gilfillan to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18 years after he was found guilty of the murder of Scott Margery in Stevenston on 18th July 2010.

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HMA v MARTIN JOSEPH MAGEE

Friday, 18 January, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Scott sentenced Martin Magee to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 22 years, after he was found guilty of the murder of Hugh Porteous, attempted murder of James Kane and assault of two others in Greenock on 22 August 2011.

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HMA V ANDREW RUSSELL

Wednesday, 16 January, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Turnbull sentenced Andrew George Russell to four years and 11 months in prison after he pled guilty to causing the death of Steven James McCann whilst driving dangerously, without a valid driving licence or third party insurance. The offence occurred on 21 January 2012 on the A911 by Leslie, Fife.

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