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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 BRANDON REECE WATSON

Friday, 11 November, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Matthews imposed an extended sentence of nine years and three months on Brandon Watson after he pled guilty to a number of sexual offences. The sentence consists of a custodial term of six years and three months and an extended period of three years.

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HMA V COLIN LESLIE BAULCH

Thursday, 10 November, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Matthews sentenced Colin Baulch to two years and seven months in prison afte he pled guilty to the possession of a loaded shotgun on 19 October 2010 in Rousay, Orkney

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HMA v FRANK MOORE

Tuesday, 25 October, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Frank Moore to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of the murder of Stewart Taylor on 7 February at Chalmers Crescent, Edinburgh. The punishment part of the sentence was set at 22 years. Lord Pentland also imposed a sentence of 10 years imprisonment for the attempted murder of Lynsey Methven and 3 years for the charge of possessing a prohibited weapon.

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HMA v DAVID PETER STEWARDSON

Friday, 14 October, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court Sheriff Crowe sentenced David Stewardson to 45 months in prison after he plead guilty to fraud.

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HMA v RAY ALEXANDER CURRIE

Wednesday, 5 October, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre imposed an extended sentence of 7 years on Ray Currie after he pled guilty to charges of robbery and assault with intent to rob in Glasgow in April 2011.

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