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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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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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HMA v Gordon Christopher Cowan

Thursday, 10 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 10 May 2018, Lord Uist sentenced Gordon Cowan to five-and-a-half 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 Gordon John Angus McKay

Thursday, 10 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 10 May 2018, Lord Uist sentenced Gordon McKay to seven-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of a five-month-old baby. On sentencing, Lord Uist made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Darryl Rowe

Friday, 4 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 4 May 2018, Darryl Rowe was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment; the accused having pleaded guilty to infecting another man with HIV and exposing three other men to the risk of contracting the disease after culpably and recklessly having unprotected sex with them.

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HMA v Gary Polland

Thursday, 3 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 3 May 2018, Lord Pentland sentenced Gary Polland to an extended sentence with 8 years and 60 days imprisonment and an extension period of 3 years after he was convicted of violent crimes including stabbing.

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HMA v Greig Andrew Love

Thursday, 26 April, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 26 April 2018, Lord Matthews sentenced Greig Love to life imprisonment (punishment part 14 years) after the accused pled guilty to a charge of murder. On sentencing Lord Matthews made the following statement in court:

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