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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 Martin Watt

Thursday, 5 April, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 5 April 2018, Lady Stacey imposed an extended sentence of 15 years (custodial part 12 years) on Martin Watt after he was convicted of 12 firearms offences, including possession with intent to endanger life. On sentencing Lady Stacey made the following statement in court|:

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HMA v Kufre Uwem

Monday, 26 March, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today 26 March 2018, Lord Arthurson sentenced Kufre Uwem to seven years and six months imprisonment after the accused was convicted of one charge of rape and a charge of assault with intent to rape. On sentencing Lord Arthurson made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Jake Dornion, Stewart Marshall Adams, Corey William George Taylor

Friday, 23 March, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 23 March 2018, Lord Matthews imposed extended detention orders on Jake Dornion (seven years and 11 months with a custodial part of four years and 11 months) and Stewart Adams (five years and seven months with a custodial part of four years and seven months) and ordered the detention of Corey Taylor for four years and three months after they pled guilty to assault to to assault to severe injury, permanent impairment and danger to life. On sentencing Lord Matthews made the following statement in court:

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HMA v James Taylor

Thursday, 22 March, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 22 March 2018, Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an extended sentence of 14 years on James Taylor after the accused was found guilty of two charges of rape and two assault offences. The custodial part will be nine years, which will be followed by an extension period of five years on licence. On sentencing Lord Boyd made the following statement in court:

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HMA v David Bruce Penman

Thursday, 22 March, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 22 March 2018, Lord Uist imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction with a punishment part four years on David Penman after the accused was convicted of rape, attempted rape, indecent assault and lewd and libidinous practices and behaviour. On sentencing Lord Uist made the following statement in court:.

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