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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 JS, GEORGE DAVID STEWART & EMMA MERRILEES

Tuesday, 23 August, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced JS, George Stewart and Fiona Merrilees in connection with the murder of Natalie Muir on 11 December 2010 at Brucefield Drive, Whitburn, West Lothian.

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PF v JOHN HOLDEN

Thursday, 11 August, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At Inverness Sheriff Court Sheriff Abercrombie QC sentenced John Holden to 12 months in prison after he was found guilty of benefit fraud.

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HMA v KENNETH TAIT

Friday, 29 July, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre sentenced Kenneth Tait to six years in prison after he pled guilty to fraud.

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HMA v KEVIN ALEX MATHERS

Wednesday, 27 July, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Kevin Mathers after he pled guilty to attempted rape in Edinburgh on 30 June 2010.

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HMA v YVONNE GAIL LAMBERT

Monday, 11 July, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Stacey sentenced Yvonne Lambert to six years in prison after she was found guilty of the culpable homicide of David McLaughlin on the 14 July 2010 at Maxwell Drive, Inverness.

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