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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 ARCHIBALD DICKSON

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Scott sentenced Archibald Dickson to 4 years and 4 months in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving on 16 June 2012.

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HMA v WILLIAM ALEXANDER WOOD

Monday, 27 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Stewart sentenced William Wood to 22 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of the sexual and physical abuse of three children between 1970 and 1991.

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HMA v RICHARD IAN ORR WHITEFORD

Monday, 27 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Richard Ian Orr Whiteford to 5 years 7 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to causing the death of Stefan Sakatiuk by driving dangerously in Fauldhouse on 1 January 2013.

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PF v Mark Omozik, Archibald Burnett, Sarah Burnett & Sharon Andrews

Wednesday, 22 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At Airdrie Sheriff Court Sheriff Dickson sentenced Mark Omozik (34), Archibald Burnett(39), Sarah Burnett(40) and Sharon Andrews (34) in relation to the assault of a number of police officers and breach of the peace in the Stewart Inn, Cardowen Road, Stepps on 24 October 2011 following a funeral.

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HMA v DAVID BLAIR WILSON

Friday, 17 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Jones sentenced David Blair Wilson to four years imprisonment after he was found guilty of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs and attempting to take concealed items into HMP Saughton on 6 October 2011.

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