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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 Scott Daniel Ross

Tuesday, 14 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 14 August 2018, Lord Pentland sentenced Scott Ross to two-and-a-half years' imprisonment and imposed a supervised release order of one year after the accused was found guilty of assault to injury. On sentencing, Lord Pentland made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Adam Lundy

Thursday, 9 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 9 August, 2018, Lady Stacey sentenced Adam Lundy to life imprisonment for murder with a punishment part of 19 years. The punishment part is the period that he must serve before he can be considered for parole. That means he will not necessarily be released at the end of the punishment part.

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HMA v Kelly Hand, Clare Hand and Graeme Spence

Wednesday, 8 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Wednesday 8 August 2018, Lord Woolman sentenced Kelly Hand, Clare Hand and Graeme Spence to imprisonment for their parts in serious assaults.

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HMA v Slavi Todorov

Monday, 6 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 6 August, 2018, Lord Ericht sentenced Slavi Todorov to 7 years imprisonment for causing death by dangerous driving.

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HMA v B

Friday, 3 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 3 August 2018, Lady Scott imposed a Community Payback Order with an offender supervision requirement of two-and-a-half years upon a 15-year-old boy who pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Jack Wilson, having decided that there were a number of factors which rendered the circumstances of the case “exceptional”.

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