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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 William Richardson

Friday, 9 February, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 9 February 2018, Lord Woolman sentenced William Richardson to eight years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to culpable homicide. On sentencing Lord Woolman made the following statement in court:

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PF v William Curtis

Wednesday, 7 February, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At Peterhead Sheriff Court today, 7 February 2018, Sheriff Robert H Dickson imposed a fine of £2,600 on William Curtis, the skipper of a fishing boat, after the accused was found guilty of issuing a death threat to MSP Stewart Stevenson. On sentencing Sheriff Dickson made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Arran Fender

Thursday, 1 February, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 1 February 2018, Lady Carmichael sentenced Arran Fender to 12 years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of culpable homicide. On sentencing Lady Carmichael made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Ryan Currie

Thursday, 25 January, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 25 January 2018, Lord Beckett sentenced Ryan Currie to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 16 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Kirk Cole.

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HMA v Jack McKay

Thursday, 25 January, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 25 January 2018, Lady Scott imposed an extended sentence of seven years and eight months on Jack McKay after the accused pled guilty to indecent assault of a fellow prisoner at HMP Perth. The custodial part will be two years and eight months, which will be followed by an extension period of five years on licence.

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