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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 ANDREW OLIVER KINGSLEY

Friday, 28 January, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Andrew Kingsley after he pled guilty to a number of sexual offences.

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HMA v THOMAS SHERIDAN

Wednesday, 26 January, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Lord Bracadale sentenced Thomas Sheridan to three years imprisonment after he was found guilty of perjury.

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HMA v CHRISTOPHER ANDREW SOMERVILLE

Thursday, 20 January, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of twelve years on Christopher Somerville after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of William Young at Mount Stewart Street, Carluke on 11 April 2010. The sentence is composed of a custodial term of 8 years followed by an extension period on licence of 4 years.

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HMA v MICHAEL JOHN MCINNES

Friday, 14 January, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of nine years on Michael McInnes after he pled guilty to the attempted murder of Kevin McNee at Jackson Court, Coatbridge on 13 May 2009. The sentence is composed of a custodial term of 6 years followed by an extension period on licence of 3 years.

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HMA v RYAN MABON

Friday, 14 January, 2011
Sentencing Statements

On 12 January 2011 at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed a three year probation order on Ryan Mabon after he pled guilty to several offences of indecency and inappropriate sexual behaviour.

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