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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 Donald Maguire

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At Dunfermline Sheriff Court today, 10 January 2018, Sheriff Craig McSherry imposed a Community Payback Order with an unpaid work requirement of 300 hours on Donald Maguire and disqualified the accused from driving for two years after he pled guilty to causing the death of Bartlomiej Plachta and Monika Lewandowska-Ritchie by driving without due care and attention. On sentencing, Sheriff McSherry made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Susanne Wilson

Tuesday, 9 January, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (9 January 2018) Lady Rae admonished Susanne Wilson after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of her husband. On sentencing Lady Rae made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Martyn Daniel

Friday, 22 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (22 December 2017) Lord Summers imposed an extended sentence of 12 years (custodial part 9 years and 7 months) on Martyn Daniel after the accused was found guilty of rape and other offences. On sentencing Lord Summers made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Steven Wilkinson

Wednesday, 20 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (20 December 2017) Lady Rae sentenced Steven Wilkinson to six years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to possession of a pistol, a silencer and ammunition in breach of the Firearms Act. On sentencing Lady Rae made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Jason Barnabas Okwara

Wednesday, 20 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (20 December 2017) Lady Rae sentenced Jason Okwara to nine years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape and sexual assault charges. On sentencing Lady Rae made the following statement in court:

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