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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 DARREN LAUDER MCKAY

Thursday, 20 March, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Darren Lauder Mckay to 3 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to failing without reasonable excuse to appear at a High Court diet 11 June 2013.

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HMA v CHRISTOPHER O’SHEA

Tuesday, 18 March, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Stewart sentenced Christopher O’Shea to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18 years after he was found guilty of murder and attempted murder on 8 July 2013 near Paisley.

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HMA v JORDAN PARRY, DARREN MELROSE & CH

Monday, 17 March, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow Sheriff Court Sheriff Platt sentenced Jordan Parry, Darren Melrose and CH after they pled guilty to breaking into the Clutha Vaults Public House on 17 December 2013 and stealing a quantity of alcohol, cash and charity tins. Jordan Parry and Darren Melrose were sentenced to 6 months detention, and CH was given a Community Payback Order with a supervision requirement for a period of 18 months.

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HMA v MARK STRACHAN

Friday, 14 March, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court today Sheriff Maciver sentenced Mark Strachan to two years imprisonment after he was found guilty of fraud.

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HMA v PAUL GIBSON

Friday, 14 March, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Boyd imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Paul Gibson with a punishment part of 6 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of a number of robberies in West Lothian between February 2011 and March 2012.

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