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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 John Cousins

Monday, 17 October, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 17 October 2016, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced John Cousins to four years and six months imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

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HMA V JOHN LEATHEM

Wednesday, 12 October, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 12 October, 2016, Lady Rae sentenced John Leathem to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 27 years after the accused pled guilty to the murder of a 15-year-old girl.

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HMA v JAMIE THOMSON

Tuesday, 11 October, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 11 October, 2016, Lady Scott sentenced Jamie Thomson to nine years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to attempted murder with a crossbow.

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HMA v David Anderson

Thursday, 29 September, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 29 September 2016, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced David Anderson to six years imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to the culpable homicide of Louise O’Brien.

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HMA v Ronald Thomas Smith and Kristopher Marshall

Thursday, 29 September, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 29 September 2016, Lady Scott sentenced Ronald Smith and Kristopher Marshall to four years imprisonment after both accused pled guilty to assaulting prison officers and wilful fire-raising within prison.

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