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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 Shaun Borrett

Friday, 29 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 29 March 2019, Lord Beckett imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on Shaun Borrett with a punishment part of 7 years and 6 months, after the offender was convicted of the serious sexual abuse of nine different children over a period of 24 years.

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HMA v Clark William Shaw

Friday, 29 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 29 March 2019, Lady Rae sentenced Clark William Shaw to 14 years’ imprisonment, after the offender pleaded guilty to the culpable homicide of a 49 year old man in his own home.

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HMA v Thomas Conington

Thursday, 28 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 28 March 2019, Lord Pentland sentenced Thomas Conington to a term of imprisonment of 6 years and 8 months, after the offender pled guilty to a vicious assault on a fellow prisoner.

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HMA v Sean Barclay

Tuesday, 26 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 26 March 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Sean Barclay to eight years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to firearms offences and theft.

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HMA v Mark Robert Adams

Tuesday, 26 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 26 March 2019, Lord Armstrong sentenced Mark Adams to seven years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape.

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