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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 FUNDO CLEMENCE MHURA

Friday, 5 July, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Fundo Clemence Mhura to 6 years 5 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to abduction, attempted extortion and assault and robbery in Kirkliston between 20 and 22 January 2013.

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HMA v PAUL ANTHONY O’NEILL

Friday, 5 July, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Paul Anthony O’Neill to 7 years 4 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to the sexual abuse of a child in the period between December 2011 and September 2012.

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HMA v DANIEL JOHN JAQUES

Thursday, 4 July, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Daniel John Jacques to 3 years and 4 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to attempted rape.

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HMA v DAVID MILLIGAN

Wednesday, 3 July, 2013
Sentencing Statements

Lord Turnbull sentenced David Milligan to eight years in prison after he pled guilty to culpable homicide.

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HMA v DONALD STEELE

Friday, 28 June, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Donald Steele to six years imprisonment after he pled guilty to the sexual abuse of two young girls.

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