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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 John Ryan Kilpatrick

Wednesday, 22 November, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the Sheriff Court in Stirling today (22 November 2017) Sheriff P Di Emidio sentenced John Kilpatrick to 44 months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to a number of non-contact sexual offences involving the use of the internet and offences of fraud and extortion, a total of 24 charges. He was also placed on the Sex Offenders' Register indefinitely. On sentencing Sheriff Di Emidio made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Gary Crossan

Monday, 6 November, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (6 November 2017) Lord Matthews sentenced Gary Crossan to life imprisonment (punishment part 14 years) after the accused was found guilty of murder. On sentencing Lord Matthews made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Adrian Dryburgh Hynd

Monday, 30 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (30 October 2017) Lord Ericht sentenced Adrian Hynd to life imprisonment (punishment part 18 years) after the accused was found guilty of murder. On sentencing Lord Ericht made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Hooman Sojoodi, Sanchez Facey, Glen Elamo, Arnold Mukueto

Friday, 27 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (27 October 2017) Lady Carmichael sentenced Hooman Sojoodi, Sanchez Facey, Glen Alamo and Arnold Mukueto to a total of 28 years and six months imprisonment after the accused were found guilty of illegal detention, assault and accessing their victim's bank account via his computer. On sentencing Lady Carmichael made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Slawomir Lipinski

Wednesday, 25 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (25 October 2017) Lord Pentland sentenced Slawomir Lipinski to nine years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to attempted murder. On sentencing Lord Pentland made the following statement in court:

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