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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 Wayne Ashley Banks

Thursday, 5 March, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (5 March 2020) Lord Uist sentenced Wayne Ashley Banks to 10 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of 14 offences involving physical and sexual violence and drugs offences.

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HMA v David Neill

Friday, 28 February, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (28 February 2020) Judge Hughes QC sentenced David Neill to 7 years imprisonment after he was convicted of charges of indecent assault.

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HMA v Caroline Thomson

Monday, 24 February, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Monday 24 February 2020, Lady Rae sentenced Caroline Thomson to 9 years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assaulting a baby to his permanent impairment and disfigurement, and to the danger of his life.

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HMA v Lee Thomas John Thomson

Friday, 21 February, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh High Court today (21 February 2020) Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of 13 years with a custodial term of 9 years on Lee Thomas John Thomson after the offender was convicted of charges including assault and rape.

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HMA v Dennis Charles Cox

Tuesday, 18 February, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow High Court today (18 February 2020) Lord Arthurson imposed an extended sentence of 10 years with a custodial term of 8 years on Dennis Charles Cox after he was found guilty of charges including assault and attempted murder.

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