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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 Bernard Farrell and Paul Vincent Kelly

Friday, 12 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 12 August 2016, Lord Matthews sentenced Paul Kelly to 10 years’ imprisonment and John Farrell to five years’ imprisonment after the two accused were convicted of historical child sex offences.

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HMA v David Sinclair

Friday, 12 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 12 August 2016, Lord Bracadale sentenced David Sinclair to seven years and three months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of a baby boy.

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HMA v Tanveer Ahmed

Tuesday, 9 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Rae sentenced Tanveer Ahmed to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 27 years after he pled guilty to the murder of Assad Shah,

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HMA v Vaughan, McHale and Schruyers

Friday, 5 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 5 August 2016, Lady Scott sentenced Robin Vaughan, Joseph McHale and Kevin Schruyers to 11, 12-and-a-half and 13 years imprisonment respectively, after the accused were convicted of breaking into cash machines and stealing £130,000.

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HMA v Lee Connors

Tuesday, 2 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 2 August 2016, Lord Ericht imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Lee Connors with a punishment part of five years after he was convicted of attempted murder.

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