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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 Cameron

Tuesday, 29 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 29 May 2018, Lady Scott imposed an extended sentence of seven-and-a-half years on James Cameron after the accused pled guilty to assaulting his then partner to her severe injury. The custodial period will be four-and-a-half years, which will be followed by an extension period of three years on licence.

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HMA v Daniel Ian David Lewis and James Griffiths

Tuesday, 29 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 29 May 2018, Lord Ericht sentenced Daniel Lewis and James Griffiths to periods of imprisonment after the two accused pled guilty to reset of a car and charges of being involved in the supply of heroin and cocaine. On sentencing, Lord Ericht made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Norman Gartshore

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 22 May 2018, Lord Arthurson sentenced Norman Gartshore to six years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of historical child sex offences.

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HMA V Andrew Beech

Friday, 18 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 18 May 2018, Lord Ericht sentenced Andrew Beech to 3 years imprisonment for restraining and robbing a couple in their home after pretending to be from the Water Company.

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HMA v Brian Moorehead & Others

Friday, 18 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At Dumbarton Sheriff Court on 17 May 2018, Sheriff Pender sentenced three men to custodial sentences for their part in unprovoked threats and assaults on a train travelling to Milngavie.

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