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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 RONALD GREEN

Tuesday, 29 November, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Dundee Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence on Ronald Green after he pled guilty to assault and robbery on the 24 June 2011 near Dufftown, Moray. The custodial part of the sentence will be six years followed by a period on licence of four years.

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HMA v BARRY MCCLUSKEY

Tuesday, 29 November, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge Rae QC imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Barry McCluskey afte he pled guilty to a number of charges involving children. A punishment part of three years and four months was imposed, followed by a further consecutive sentence of three years and four months

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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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