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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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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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HMA v CHARLES GROOM TURNER

Thursday, 22 August, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Pentland sentenced Charles Turner to a total of 5 years and 4 months in prison for drug related offences.

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PF v BILL WALKER

Thursday, 22 August, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court Sheriff Kathrine Mackie found Bill Walker guilty. Sentence will take place on 20 September at the same court.

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HMA v IAN SAMSON

Wednesday, 21 August, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Scott sentenced Ian Samson to 14 years in prison after he was convicted of sexual abuse.

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HMA v CRAIG FRANCIS JONES

Friday, 16 August, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Doherty sentenced Craig Francis Jones to 11 years 3 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to drugs offences.

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HMA v SHARON WRIGHT

Tuesday, 13 August, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow Sheriff Court Sheriff Mackenzie imposed a restiction of liberty order on Sharon Wright after she pled guilty to being in contempt of court.

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