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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 Robert Coleman

Monday, 12 June, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 12 June 2017, Lady Scott sentenced Robert Coleman to two years and eight months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assaulting Stephen Haggerty to his severe injury and to the danger of his life by driving a car at him.

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HMA v A

Wednesday, 7 June, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh, on 6 June, 2017, Lady Scott sentenced a man to 6 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to behaving in an abusive and threatening manner, abducting and assaulting his family and attempting to cause an explosion in the flat where they were detained.

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HMA v Ben Slee

Tuesday, 6 June, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Dunfermline, Lord Beckett imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on Ben Slee after the accused was found guilty of 29 charges dated between 2002 and 2015 involving six different women and including violent and sexual assault, and rape.

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HMA v Brian Wylie

Tuesday, 6 June, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Uist sentenced Brian Wylie to 9 years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of drugs.

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HMA v Nicholas Hampson

Tuesday, 30 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Nicholas Hampson to 5 years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

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