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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 EWAN JAMES McRAE

Wednesday, 14 March, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeeen Lord Uist sentenced Ewan McRae to 12 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to sexual abuse.

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HMA v ANTHONY JOHN SMITH & PAUL JOSEPH SMITH

Monday, 12 March, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Uist imposed custodial sentences on Anthony and Paul Smith after they pled guilty to supplying heroin.

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HMA v DAVID CRAIG

Thursday, 1 March, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow Sheriff Court Sheriff Martin Jones QC sentenced David Craig to fourteen months in prison.

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HMA v CRAIG WILLIAM GORDON ROY

Thursday, 1 March, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty sentenced Craig Roy to detention without limit of time after he was found guilty of the murder of Jack Frew on 6 May 2010 in East Kilbride. The punishment part of the sentence was fixed at 18 years.

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HMA V HUTCHISON & 16 OTHERS

Friday, 24 February, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Turnbull imposed fines on each of the accused after they pled guilty to providing false information as to the quantity of fish landed by their respective vessels.

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