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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 GRAY NEILSON

Wednesday, 25 April, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist imposed an order for lifelong restriction on John Gray Neilson after he pled guilty to one charge of assault and robbery and one charge of assault and attempted robbery.

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HMA v DAVID GILROY

Wednesday, 18 April, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Bracadale sentenced David Gilroy to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of the murder of Suzanne Pilley. The punishment part was set at 18 years.

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HMA v DAVID PATON and four others

Thursday, 12 April, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge Rae QC sentenced David Paton and four others in relation to the murder of Christopher Knox on the 10 June 2011 in Greenock.

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HMA v KATHLEEN WOODWARD

Friday, 23 March, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Stacey admonished Kathleen Woodward after she pled guilty to possession of a firearm on 19 March 2011 in Forres, Moray.

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HMA v RYAN LIDDELL

Wednesday, 21 March, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Ryan Liddell after he was found guilty of assault in June 2010.

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