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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 STEPHEN JOHN DICKSON

Friday, 7 December, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty imposed a lifelong restriction order on Stephen Dickson, with a punishment part of 5 years, after he was found guilty of two offences of assault and abduction; one of assault and attempted abduction; and one of assault, abduction, detention and rape in Aberdeen between October 2007 and January 2012.

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HMA v RYAN ESQUIERDO

Thursday, 6 December, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow, Judge Rae sentenced Ryan Esquierdo to 12 years detention followed by a period of five years supervision after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Stuart Walker in Cumnock on 22 October 2011.

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HMA v BARRY MCGRORY

Wednesday, 21 November, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge Beckett sentenced Barry McGrory to life imprisonment for the murder of Paul McGee in Lochwinnoch on 25 October 2009. The punishment part was fixed at 20 years.

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HMA v JOHN DAVID BROWN

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced John Brown to 18 months in prison after he pled guilty to assault.

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HMA v DAVID SMILLIE MACDONALD

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Bracadale sentenced David Smillie MacDonald to 42 months in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

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