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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 James McCafferty

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 14 May 2019, Lord Beckett sentenced James McCafferty to six years and nine months’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to historical child sex offences.

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HMA v James Faulds

Monday, 13 May, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 13 May 2019, Lord Pentland sentenced James Faulds to seven-and-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assaulting a fellow prisoner to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of his life.

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HMA v Brian Ferguson, Andrew Gallagher, Robert Pickett, Andrew Sinclair, John Hardie and Peter Bain

Monday, 13 May, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 13 May 2019, Lord Mulholland sentenced Brian Ferguson, Andrew Gallagher, Robert Pickett, Andrew Sinclair, John Hardie and Peter Bain to a total of 104 years and three months’ imprisonment after the accused were found guilty of conspiracy to murder.

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HMA v Ranna Singh

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 8 May 2019. Lady Rae imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on Ranna Singh with a punishment part of four years after the accused was found guilty of attempted rape.

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HMA v John Docherty and Don Joseph Templeton

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 8 May 2019, Lord Armstrong sentenced John Docherty to 12 years’ imprisonment and Don Templeton to eight years’ imprisonment after the two accused were found guilty of the attempted murder of James McGurk.

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