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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 Luke Richard Pirie

Wednesday, 4 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today Lord Ericht sentenced Luke Richard Pirie to six years and two months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. On sentencing Lord Ericht made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Krzysztof Gadecki

Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Krzysztof Gadecki to life imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of two murders. On sentencing Lord Boyd made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Darren Heeps

Friday, 29 September, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Lady Carmichael sentenced Darren Heeps to three years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin. Lady Carmichael made the following statement in court:

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HMA v William Henderson

Friday, 29 September, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the Sheriff Court in Edinburgh today Sheriff Donald Corke sentenced William Henderson to 16 months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to forming and operating a fraudulent scheme at Mount Vernon Cemetery whereby he received money for unauthorised burial plots. On sentencing, Sheriff Corke made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Steven Keiro

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Lord Armstrong sentenced Steven Keiro to four years and six months imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. On sentencing Lord Armstrong made the following statement in court:

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