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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 SHAUN McGOWAN

Friday, 30 May, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Greenock Sheriff Court on 29 May 2014 Sheriff Hamilton sentenced Shaun McGowan to a total of four years and two months in prison following his eighth conviction for carrying a knife.

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PF v GARY RODGERS

Thursday, 29 May, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, Sheriff Cubie sentenced Gary Rodgers to 6 months in prison after he pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of the class A drug ecstasy in Govanhill, Glasgow.

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HMA v GRAHAM JAMES SNEDDON

Monday, 26 May, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Graham James Sneddon after he pled guilty to three charges under s38(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.

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HMA v WILLIAM MCLUCKIE

Monday, 28 April, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Wolffe sentenced William McLuckie to 7 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of sexual abuse of four girls over a period of more than 25 years.

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HMA v DEAN WILLIAMS

Wednesday, 16 April, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews imposed an extended sentence of 13 years and 6 months on Dean Williams after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Craig Essen.

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