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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 JACK ALISTAIR PARKES & ROBBIE MERCHANT

Friday, 25 November, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre sentenced Jack Parkes to two years and eight months detention for causing the death of Mark Scott on the 29 May 2010 on the A980 Alford to Banchory Road. Robbie Merchant was fined £600 for dangerous driving.

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HMA v JOHN WILLIAM LENNOX

Thursday, 24 November, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow Sheriff Court Sheriff John Beckett sentenced John Lennox to 25 months in prison after he pled guilty to theft.

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HMA v THOMAS McLAUGHLIN

Friday, 18 November, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Glennie imposed an extended sentence of 4 years on Thomas McLaughlin after he pled guilty to attempted rape on 11 September 2010.

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HMA V BRANDON REECE WATSON

Friday, 11 November, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Matthews imposed an extended sentence of nine years and three months on Brandon Watson after he pled guilty to a number of sexual offences. The sentence consists of a custodial term of six years and three months and an extended period of three years.

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HMA V COLIN LESLIE BAULCH

Thursday, 10 November, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Matthews sentenced Colin Baulch to two years and seven months in prison afte he pled guilty to the possession of a loaded shotgun on 19 October 2010 in Rousay, Orkney

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