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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 Alan Hastings

Thursday, 29 August, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 28 August 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Alan Hastings to five years and three months’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine and diamorphine, contrary to section 4(3)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

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HMA v Kevin John Bruce and Anthony Jackson

Wednesday, 28 August, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 28 August 2019, Lord Armstrong sentenced Kevin Bruce to five years and ten months’ imprisonment, and Anthony Jackson to five years and five months’ imprisonment, after the two accused pled guilty to assault and robbery and attempted robbery.

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HMA v William Mclean

Tuesday, 27 August, 2019
Sentencing Statements

Today, 27 August, 2019, at the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Brodie sentenced William McLean to 6 years’ imprisonment for causing death by dangerous driving and disqualified him from driving or applying for a driving licence for 10 years.

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HMA v Alan Richardson

Tuesday, 27 August, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 27 August 2019, Lord Armstrong sentenced Alan Richardson to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 13 years and one month after the accused pled guilty to the murder of James Murray.

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HMA v Keith Murray

Friday, 23 August, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 23 August 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Keith Murray to a Community Payback Order and disqualified him from driving for a period of six years, after the accused pled guilty to causing the death of Barbara Vaughan by careless driving.

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