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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 Brian Brooks and Josh McIntyre

Friday, 11 October, 2019
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Brodie sentenced Brian Brooks and Josh McIntyre each to 12 years’ imprisonment in respect of their convictions for attempted murder and assault.

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HMA v Sean Charles Roberts

Thursday, 10 October, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 10 October 2019, Lord Uist imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Sean Charles Roberts after the offender was found guilty of fire raising.

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HMA v Danielle Finlay and Others

Monday, 7 October, 2019
Sentencing Statements

Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced six people to imprisonment at the High Court in Glasgow today (7 October 2019) after the offenders plead guilty to charges relating to drug offences.

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HMA v Norman Watt

Friday, 4 October, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 4 October, 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Norman Watt to 6 years’ imprisonment after the offender pled guilty to a series of violent assaults.

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HMA v Steven Shillan

Thursday, 3 October, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 3 October 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Steven Shillan to an extended sentence of 8 years - of which the custodial part will be 6 years with 2 years extended - after the offender pled guilty to a violent sexual assault.

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