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HMA v Reece Ford

Thursday, 19 July, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 19 July 2018, Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of 13 years on Reece Ford after the accused pled guilty to the repeated rape of two children. The custodial term will 10 years, which will be followed by an extension period of three years on licence.

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Determination following examination of facts in HMA v Alan McDonald

Wednesday, 18 July, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 18 July 2018, Temporary Judge Craig A L Scott QC found that the accused Alan McDonald raped and indecently assaulted two children following an examination of facts, and made no order in terms of section 57(2)(e) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.

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HMA v Daryl Howard

Thursday, 12 July, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 12 July 2018, Lady Rae sentenced Daryl Howard to an extended sentence of 10 years and eight months after the accused pled guilty to the attempted murder of his mother Eleanor Howard. The custodial part will be six years and eight months, which will be followed by an extension period of four years on licence.

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HMA v Gary Brown

Friday, 6 July, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 6 July 2018, Lord Summers sentenced Gary Brown to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 27 years after the accused was convicted of the murder of his former partner Alyson Watt and the attempted murder of a 16-year-old boy.

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HMA v Natasha Scott

Wednesday, 4 July, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 4 July 2018, Lady Stacey sentenced Natasha Scott to three years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to causing the death of Kai Milligan by dangerous driving.

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