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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 Marc John Ronald

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Lord Pentland sentenced Marc John Ronald to nine years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape and sexual assault. On sentencing Lord Pentland made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Robert Stratton

Thursday, 21 September, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Lord Beckett sentenced Robert Stratton to life imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of a charge of murder and a further charge of culpable homicide. On sentencing Lord Beckett made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Kevin Shand

Friday, 15 September, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 15 September 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Kevin Shand to a total of six years and three months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault and robbery and to dangerous driving. He was also disqualified from driving for a period of nine years. On sentencing, Lord Boyd made the following statement in court:

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HMA v George Thomas Currie

Thursday, 7 September, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 6 September 2017, Lord Arthurson sentenced George Thomas Currie to eight years' imprisonment after the accused was convicted of rape and other sexual offences.

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HMA v Alan Buick

Monday, 4 September, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 4 September 2017, Lord Arthurson sentenced Alan Buick to seven years and six months’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of wilful fire-raising charges.

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