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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 SCOTT CLARK

Thursday, 6 January, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Judge Rae QC sentenced Scott Clark to four years imprisonment after he was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. Edna Watson died following an accident on the B751 Gatehead Road, Ayrshire on the 22 June 2009.

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HMA v MARC BURNETT

Friday, 17 December, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Judge Rita Rae QC sentenced Marc Burnett to be detained for life in a young offenders’ institution after he was found guilty of the murder of Robert Gemmell in Easterhouse, Glasgow on the 25 April 2010. The punishment part was fixed at 19 years.

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HMA v WEIR GROUP PLC

Wednesday, 15 December, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Carloway imposed a fine of £3 million on Weir Group PLC after they pled guilty to breaching sanctions in terms of the Iraq (United Nations Sanction) Order 2000.

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PF v JOHN BAMBRICK

Monday, 6 December, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at Glasgow Sheriff Court Sheriff Alan Mackenzie sentenced John Bambrick to 150 hours of community service after he was found guilty of causing death while driving an uninsured vehicle on 2nd February 2009.

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HMA v MARK CHRISTOPHER SIMPSON

Friday, 26 November, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Uist sentenced Mark Simpson to life imprisonment for the murder of Alexis Summer Matheson in Aberdeen between 18 November and 10 December 2007. The punishment part of the sentence was fixed at 20 years.

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