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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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Sky Plc and Sky UK Ltd v Christopher McGregor Clachar

Thursday, 20 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the Court of Session today, 20 September 2018, Lord Ericht sentenced Christopher McGregor Clachar to 14 days' imprisonment for breach of interdict.

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HMA v Nico Allan

Thursday, 20 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 20 September 2018, Lord Tyre sentenced Nico Allan to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 12 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Mark Squires.

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HMA v Joshua Hunter

Thursday, 20 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 19 September 2018, Lady Scott sentenced Joshua Hunter four years and four months' imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to causing a child to participate in sexual activity online, the taking of and possession of indecent photographs of children, and charges of extortion.

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HMA v Anthony Harrigan

Wednesday, 19 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 19 September, 2018, Lady Rae imposed an extended sentence of 11 years and eight months on Anthony Harrigan after the offender pleaded guilty to brandishing a knife, and abducting and robbing a woman.

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HMA v Dylan Walker

Tuesday, 18 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today, 18 September 2018, Lord Arthurson imposed an extended sentence of six years on Dylan Walker after the accused was found guilty of rape and sexual assault. The custodial part will be four years' detention, which will be followed by an extension period of two years on licence.

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