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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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HMA v Mark McLeod

Thursday, 21 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 21 June 2018, Lord Summers imposed an extended sentence of 17 years and nine months on Mark McLeod, after the accused was found guilty of a series of rapes and violent assaults against former partners, as well as animal cruelty offences. The custodial period will be 13 years and nine months, followed by an extension period of four years on licence.

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HMA v Ryan Ellis

Thursday, 21 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 21 June 2018, Lord Arthurson sentenced Ryan Ellis to five years and eight months’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin.

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HMA v Cameron McFarlane

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 19 June 2018, Lord Pentland sentenced Cameron McFarlane to nine years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supplying of class A drugs.

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HMA v Alexander Moore

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 19 June 2018, Lord Ericht sentenced Alexander Moore to eight years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of a series of rapes and other sexual offences against two girls.

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HMA v Alasdair Uisden McCulloch

Thursday, 14 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 14 June 2018, Lord Arthurson sentenced Alasdair McCulloch to four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour towards children.

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