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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 Mark Duthie

Wednesday, 20 May, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (20 May 2020), Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Mark Duthie to an extended sentence of 11 years after the offender was found guilty of a catalogue of physical and sexual assault.

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HMA v Michael Nolan

Tuesday, 19 May, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today Lord Matthews imposed an extended sentence on Michael Nolan with a custodial element of 6 years and 5 months and an extension period of 3 years after he pleaded guilty to attempted murder and other offences involving assault and breach of the peace. In addition the offender was also sentenced to 138 days which was imposed from 19 May 2020 in terms of Section 16 of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 to reflect the fact that he committed the offences while on licence.

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HMA v Peter Cameron

Wednesday, 13 May, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (13 May 2020) Lady Scott imposed an order for lifelong restriction with a punishment part of 6 years on Peter Cameron, after the accused pleaded guilty to 1 charge of attempted murder, 1 charge of assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement, and was found guilty of another charge of attempted murder.

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HMA v Donovan Reid

Tuesday, 5 May, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (5 May 2020) Judge Andrew Cubie sentenced Donovan Reid to an extended sentence of 6 years after the offender was found guilty of assaulting and robbing a 76-year-old man.

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HMA v Tharaneetharan Manikkavasagar

Monday, 4 May, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow Sheriff Court today (4 May 2020), Sheriff Andrew Cubie sentenced Tharaneetharan Manikkavasagar to an extended sentence of two years and eight months, after the offender plead guilty to four charges of sexual assaults on bus journeys.

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