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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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PF v BENJAMIN JOHN LEE KENDRICK

Tuesday, 16 November, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at Perth Sheriff Court Sheriff Michael Fletcher fined Benjamin John Lee Kendrick £5000 after he pled guilty to a charge of careless driving on the A93 Perth to Bramar road on 6th May 2009.

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HMA v JAMES MCLELLAN

Thursday, 11 November, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Temporary Judge Beckett imposed an extended sentence of fifteen years on James McLellan after he was found guilty of the attempted murder of Leslie McMillan at High Street Lanark on the 21 May 2010. The sentence is composed of a custodial term of 10 years followed by an extension period on licence of 5 years.

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HMA v JAMES MURPHY

Friday, 5 November, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Uist imposed a two year probation order on James Murphy after he pled guilty to assault and breach of the peace on the 5 June 2010 in Paisley.

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HMA v JOHN HOLLAND & PETER BURNS

Thursday, 4 November, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre sentenced John Holland and Peter Burns to life imprisonment after they pled guilty to the murder of William Downie on the 17 April 2010 in Hamilton.

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HMA v MICHELLE HEATHER WALLACE

Wednesday, 3 November, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Dumbarton Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of seven years on Michelle Wallace after she pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Helen McDonald Hewer on the 19 July 2010 in Newmachar, Aberdeenshire. The sentence is composed of a custodial part of 4 years followed by an extension period of 3 years.

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