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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 Joshua Hunter

Thursday, 20 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 19 September 2018, Lady Scott sentenced Joshua Hunter four years and four months' imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to causing a child to participate in sexual activity online, the taking of and possession of indecent photographs of children, and charges of extortion.

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HMA v Anthony Harrigan

Wednesday, 19 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 19 September, 2018, Lady Rae imposed an extended sentence of 11 years and eight months on Anthony Harrigan after the offender pleaded guilty to brandishing a knife, and abducting and robbing a woman.

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HMA v Dylan Walker

Tuesday, 18 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today, 18 September 2018, Lord Arthurson imposed an extended sentence of six years on Dylan Walker after the accused was found guilty of rape and sexual assault. The custodial part will be four years' detention, which will be followed by an extension period of two years on licence.

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HMA v Jagtar Singh

Thursday, 13 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 13 September 2018, Lord Beckett sentenced Jagtar Singh to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 17 years, after the offender was found guilty of murdering a man nearly 25 years ago.

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HMA v William Wright

Tuesday, 11 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 11 September 2018, Lord Arthurson sentenced William Wright to four years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of charges of using lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour towards three teenage girls.

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