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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 JOHN MCCALLUM

Monday, 30 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Boyd sentenced John McCallum to 10 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of rape and lewd, indecent and libidinous practices.

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HMA v ROBERT RICHARD HOGAN

Monday, 30 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty sentenced Robert Richard Hogan to 7 years 6 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to the attempted murder of a man in Edinburgh on 31 May 2013.

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HMA v PHILLIP HOGG

Friday, 27 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Brodie sentenced Phillip Hogg to 12 months imprisonment for causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving and disqualified him from driving or applying for a driving licence for 3 years. James William Burns died on 7 September 2011 on the A70 Kilmarnock to Edinburgh road, near Carnwath.

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HMA v LEE ANDERSON

Friday, 27 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

On 26 September 2013 at the High Court in Glasgow Judge Murphy QC sentenced Lee Anderson to 15 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Javaid Akbar Ali in Paisley on 15 June 2012.

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HMA v SIMON IRVINE

Thursday, 26 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Wise imposed an extended sentence on Simon Irvine after he was found guilty of assault and rape. The sentence is composed of a custodial period of 7 years followed by an extension period of 3 years.

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