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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 JAMES BRAND

Thursday, 25 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Brailsford sentenced James Brand to 40 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to assaulting a police officer to her injury and to the danger of her life, and obstructing police officers in the execution of their duty on 1st July 2012 at Gartmorn Dam, Alloa.

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HMA v STEPHEN IAN CRAWFORD & DARREN McDEVITT

Thursday, 18 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews imposed life sentences on Stephen Crawford and Darren McDevitt after they were found guilty of the murder of Michael Herbison on 29 August 2011. The punishment part was fixed at 18 years.

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HMA v Christopher, Natalie and Sharon Hollinsworth

Friday, 12 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty sentenced Christopher, Natalie and Sharon Hollinsworth after they pled guilty to charges in relation to the murder of Andrew Stephen Oates.

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PF Glasgow v PAUL FANNING

Friday, 12 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

Following a summary trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court, Sheriff A Miller found PC Paul Fanning not guilty of assault.

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HMA v JAMES MORAN

Wednesday, 3 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Turnbull sentenced James Moran to four year and four months in prison after he pled guilty to causing the death of Peter Harper on the A876 in the district of Clackannan on 5 August 2011.

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