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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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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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HMA v Steven Marshall and James Smith

Wednesday, 10 April, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen today, 10 April, 2019, Lord Clark sentenced Steven Marshall and James Smith each to 8 years’ imprisonment after the offenders were convicted of assaults using acid.

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HMA v Daniel Lindsay and Darren Mulheron

Wednesday, 10 April, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston on 9 April, 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Daniel Lindsay and Darren Mulheron each to 7 years’ imprisonment after the offenders pleaded guilty to being involved in serious organised crime relating to drugs and guns.

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HMA v Syeda Begum

Wednesday, 10 April, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 9 April, 2019, Lord Uist sentenced Syeda Begum to three years’ imprisonment after the offender was convicted of assaulting a baby to the danger of her life.

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HMA v Zackary Ramsay Welsh

Monday, 8 April, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Monday 8 April 2019, Lord Uist sentenced Zackary Ramsay Welsh to 7 years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of two charges of rape.

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HMA v Robert Wilson

Thursday, 4 April, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 4 April 2019, Lord Uist sentenced Robert Wilson to six years’ imprisonment, after the offender was convicted of assaulting a man to the danger of his life by driving a car over him.

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Sheriff Principal Ian R. Abercrombie QC

Sheriff Principal Ian Abercrombie QC

Sheriff Principal of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway

Based at Airdrie Sheriff Court

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Sheriff Principal Marysia Lewis

Sheriff Principal Marysia Lewis

Sheriff Principal of Tayside, Central and Fife

Based at Perth Sheriff Court

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Sheriff Principal Duncan L. Murray

Sheriff Principal Duncan Murray

Sheriff Principal of North Strathclyde

Based at Paisley Sheriff Court

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Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle

Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle

Sheriff Principal of Grampian, Highlands and Islands

Based at Inverness Sheriff Court

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Sheriff Principal Mhairi M. Stephen QC

Sheriff Principal Stephen

Sheriff Principal of Lothian and Borders

Based at Edinburgh Sheriff Court

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Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull

Sheriff Principal Turnbull

Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin

Based at Glasgow Sheriff Court

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