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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 Aaron Thomas James Hickman

Monday, 27 July, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (27 July 2020) Lord Uist sentenced Aaron Thomas James Hickman to 3 years 9 months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to sexual assault and attempted rape.

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HMA v Francis Creedican

Friday, 24 July, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (24 July 2020) Lord Matthews imposed a Community Payback Order of 225 hours of unpaid work in the community on Francis Creedican after the accused pleaded guilty to causing death by driving without due care and attention. In addition the accused was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for a period of 3 years and 9 months.

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HMA v William Robert Frank Gall

Thursday, 23 July, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (23 July 2020) Lord Matthews sentenced William Robert Frank Gall to 3 years imprisonment and disqualified him from holding and obtaining a driving licence for 6 years and 6 months after he pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

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HMA v AE

Tuesday, 21 July, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (21 July 2020) Lord Uist sentenced AE to 3 years 9 months detention after the accused pled guilty to rape and sexual and physical assault.

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HMA v John Bain Johnstone

Monday, 20 July, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (20 July 2020) Lord Fairley sentenced John Bain Johnstone to 2 years and 8 months imprisonment and disqualified the accused from driving for 5 years and 4 months after he pled guilty to causing the death of Hanno Garbe by dangerous driving.

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