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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 Robert Michael John Simmons

Wednesday, 11 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At Lerwick Sheriff Court today, 11 October 2017, Sheriff Philip Mann sentenced Robert Simmons to two years and eight months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to domestic abuse offences.

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HMA v Kevin Power

Tuesday, 10 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Judge Hughes sentenced Kevin Power to a total of eight years and six months imprisonment together with an extended sentence of eighteen months after he was found guilty of being involved in the supply of a controlled drug, assault, demanding money and attempted extortion. On sentencing Judge Hughes made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Shaun Inglis

Tuesday, 10 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Shaun Inglis to six years and six months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the attempted murder of two people. On sentencing Lord Boyd made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Gary Smith

Monday, 9 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Judge Hughes sentenced Gary Smith to life imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to a charge of murder. On sentencing Judge Hughes made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Christopher Drummond and Alexander Stewart

Friday, 6 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 6 October 2017, Lady Carmichael sentenced Christopher Drummond to seven years imprisonment and imposed an extended sentence of six years on Alexander Stewart after the two co-accused were found guilty of rape.

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