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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 DEAN WILLIAMS

Wednesday, 16 April, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews imposed an extended sentence of 13 years and 6 months on Dean Williams after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Craig Essen.

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HMA v DAVID GRAVES

Friday, 11 April, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an extended sentence of 8 years 3 months with a custodial part of 5 years 3 months detention on David Graves after he pled guilty to a number of sex offences against children.

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HMA v ALEXANDER DONNELLY

Friday, 4 April, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Alexander Donnelly to 9 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to directing serious organised crime.

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HMA v ROBERT DAVID ANDERSON

Friday, 28 March, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Armstrong sentenced Robert David Anderson to 8 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of the sexual abuse of three young girls from 1991 to 1999.

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HMA v DARREN LAUDER MCKAY

Thursday, 20 March, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Darren Lauder Mckay to 3 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to failing without reasonable excuse to appear at a High Court diet 11 June 2013.

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