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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 KENNETH GEORGE MILTON

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist imposed a two year community payback order on Kenneth Milton after he pled guilty to assaulting his wife.

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HMA v NORMAN CARLTON

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Stewart sentenced Norman Carlton to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 22 years after he was found guilty of the murder of Stewart Gillespie and the attempted murder of Robert Joseph Lawther on 3 October 2012 in Paisley .

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HMA v DAVID McEWAN

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced David McEwan to 4 years and 10 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to assault to severe injury and to the danger of life in Larbert on 23 June 2012.

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HMA v WILLIAM REAPE

Monday, 13 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced William Reape to 4 years 8 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine in Edinburgh in February 2013.

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HMA v GAVIN JOHN BLAIR & SEAN ROBERT BLAIR

Monday, 13 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh High Court Lord Uist sentenced Gavin John Blair and Sean Robert Blair after they pled guilty to assaulting a man in Edinburgh on 30 November 2012. Both were sentenced to 4 years 6 months imprisonment with an extension period of 2 years.

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