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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 Peter Cope

Thursday, 4 October, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 4 October 2018, Lord Arthurson imposed an extended sentence of ten years on Peter Cope, after the accused pled guilty to sexual assault by penetration. The custodial term will be six years, which will be followed by an extension period of four years on licence.

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HMA v Alexander Gare

Thursday, 4 October, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At Paisley Sheriff Court today, 4 October 2018, Sheriff Colin Pettigrew sentenced Alexander Gare to three years’ imprisonment, after the accused pled guilty to taking or permitting to be taken or making and possession of more than 230,000 indecent images of children. On sentencing, Sheriff Pettigrew made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Graham Thomas Watson

Thursday, 4 October, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 4 October 2018, Lord Uist sentenced Graham Watson to five years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape and indecent assault. On sentencing, Lord Uist made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Gregg William Anderson and HMA v Tiegan Andrea Sinclair or Law or Carruthers

Wednesday, 3 October, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 3 October 2018, Lord Uist sentenced Gregg Anderson to six years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to causing the death of Linda Dunn by dangerous driving, causing death while driving with no licence or insurance, and perverting the course of justice by lying to police about who was driving at the time of the fatal accident. Lord Uist also imposed a Community Payback Order on Tiegan Sinclair after she pled guilty to permitting Mr Anderson to use her car without insurance and to attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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HMA v John James McKinlay

Friday, 28 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 28 September 2018, Lord Uist imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on John McKinlay with a punishment part of two years and three months, after the accused pled guilty to assaulting a fellow inmate at Saughton Prison.

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