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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 GORDON WILLIAM PINKERTON

Thursday, 9 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Gordon Pinkerton to an extended sentence after he was convicted on a number of charges of sexual abuse.

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HMA v BRUCE BALFOUR

Thursday, 9 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Bruce Balfour after he pled guilty to five charges of serious assault.

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HMA v CHRISTOPHER MCDADE

Friday, 3 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty sentenced Christopher McDade to three years imprisonment and a12 months post-release supervision order, after he was found guilty of assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of life on 3 September 2012 in Glasgow.

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HMA v GRAHAM CARROLL

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013
Sentencing Statements

30 April 2013 At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Graeme Carroll to 6 years imprisonment from being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs, This case was remitted from the Sheriff court for sentence.

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HMA v GEORGE LAFFERTY

Friday, 26 April, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Stewart sentenced George Lafferty to 4 years and 6 months imprisonment for sexual assault and rape in Paisley in November 2011.

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