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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 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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HMA v ROMAN BARDZIC

Friday, 21 June, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Roman Bardzic to 6 years imprisonment after he was convicted of the sexual abuse of a child in 2011.

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HMA v ELLIOT JORGENSEN & ANTHONY BOYD

Monday, 17 June, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Elliot Jorgensen and Anthony Boyd after they pled guilty to involvement in an armed robbery at Rox Jewellers, Edinburgh on 15 January 2013. Elliot Jorgensen was given an extended sentence of 15 years, with a punishment part of 12 years imprisonment, and Anthony Boyd was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

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HMA v THOMAS NOLAN

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Thomas Nolan after he pled guilty to assaulting a man to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement, permanent impairment and to the danger of his life, and attempting to murder him in Glasgow on 19 October 2012. The punishment part was set at 4 years and 8 months imprisonment.

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HMA v CIARAN BAINBRIDGE

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist imposed a community payback order on Ciaran Bainbridge after he pled guilty to armed robbery in Clydebank on 11 November 2012.

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