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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 Griselt Maranaku & Elton Bega

Friday, 19 June, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow High Court today (19 June 2020) Judge Murphy QC sentenced Griselt Maranaku and Elton Bega after they were found guilty of serious sexual offences. Griselt Maranaku was sentenced to 4 years and 7 months imprisonment and Elton Bega was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment.

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HMA v Lee Stanley Weir

Friday, 19 June, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Lord Uist sentenced Lee Stanley Weir to a community payback order for a period of 2 years after he pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of a 5 year old girl.

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HMA v Naser Ellase

Friday, 19 June, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (19 June 2020) Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Naser Ellase to five years imprisonment after the offender was found guilty of rape.

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HMA v Alan Robert Boulter & James Elder

Thursday, 18 June, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (18 June 2020) Lord Fairley sentenced Alan Robert Boulter to 5 years and 4 months imprisonment and James Elder to 2 years imprisonment after they pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

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HMA v Danielle Findlay

Wednesday, 17 June, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (17 June 2020), Lord Boyd of Duncasby sentenced Danielle Findlay to a Community Payback Order with a requirement of 240 hours unpaid work and 3 years supervision, after the offender pleaded guilty to being concerned in supplying drugs to the Inverness area.

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