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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 Ian McAllister Gordon

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (24 October 2017) Lord Arthurson sentenced Ian Gordon to three years and four months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of his terminally ill wife Patricia. On sentencing Lord Arthurson made the following statement in court:

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HMA v LH

Monday, 23 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (23 October 2017) Lord Arthurson imposed a sentence of 12 years on LH after the accused was found guilty of sexual offences against three young females. The sentence is a custodial period of six years and an extension period of six years under licence. On sentencing Lord Arthurson made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Ross Kenneth Wilkinson

Wednesday, 18 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen today (18 October 2017) Lord Uist sentenced Ross Wilkinson to five years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape. On sentencing Lord Uist made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Robert Letham

Tuesday, 17 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (17 October 2017) Lady Rae sentenced Robert Letham to life imprisonment (punishment part 22 years and 3 months) after the accused was found guilty of murder and a number of other offences. On sentencing Lady Rae made the following statement in court:

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PF v Zackary Ramsay Welsh

Friday, 13 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the Sheriff Court in Edinburgh today Sheriff Donald Corke sentenced Zackary Welsh to six months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to leaving a threatening and abusive voicemail message for Lucy Frazer QC MP at her constituency office. On sentencing, Sheriff Corke made the following statement in court:

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