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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 MARK JOHN JOSEPH FOSTER

Thursday, 10 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Stewart sentenced Mark Foster to nine years imprisonment after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Glen John Miller in New Pitsligo, near Fraserburgh.

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PF v Peter Fitzpatrick, James McFeeley, and Mark Phillips

Wednesday, 9 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court Sheriff Brian Murphy sentenced each of the accused to 6 months imprisonment after they were found guilty of fraud.

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HMA v GERALD CHRISTOPHER ROWATT

Monday, 7 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Doherty sentenced Gerald Rowatt to 3 years and 6 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of diamorphine in Glasgow on 10 June 2013.

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HMA v SCOTT ALEXANDER GARTSHORE & JASON SCOTT KING

Monday, 7 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Doherty sentenced Scott Gartshore to 7 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to assault and robbery in Aberdeen in January 2013 and was also found to be in contempt of court. Jason King was sentenced to 7 years 9 months detention and was ordered to return to detention to serve the unexpired portion of 9 months and 18 days of a previous sentence.

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HMA v PAUL HARGREAVES

Friday, 4 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Paul Hargreaves to 5 years 4 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to being concerned in the supplying of a Class A drug on 13 May 2013.

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