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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 Michael Jamieson

Friday, 15 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 15 March 2019, Lord Armstrong sentenced Michael Jamieson to eight years and eight months’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to attempted murder and several other assault charges.

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HMA v David Cunningham

Wednesday, 13 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 13 March 2019, Lord Armstrong sentenced David Cunningham to 14 years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of charges of repeated rape and sexual assault.

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HMA v Michael Adam Hill

Wednesday, 13 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 13 March 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Michael Hill to five years and three months’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement and danger of life.

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HMA v Jamie Baird and Luke Blackwood

Friday, 8 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court today, 8 March 2019, Lord Clark sentenced Jamie Baird to an extended sentence of 12 years’ duration and imposed an extended sentence of eight-and-a-half years on Luke Blackwood, after the two accused were convicted of assault and armed robbery.

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HMA v Andrew Heeps

Friday, 8 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 8 March 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Andrew Heeps to four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the attempted rape of a girl and to using lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour towards another girl.

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