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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 Alin Jar

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 6 June 2018, Lord Woolman sentenced Alin Jar to six years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of causing the death of Jamesina Stewart by dangerous driving. He was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for a period of eight years.

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HMA v David Gordon

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 6 June 2018, Lord Ericht sentenced David Gordon to five years and four months' imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assaulting a dock escort and a police officer while attempting to escape from custody.

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HMA v James Wright

Monday, 4 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today, 4 June 2018, Lord Matthews sentenced James Wright to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 20 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Craig McClelland.

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HMA v David Briggs

Thursday, 31 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 31 May 2018, Lord Woolman sentenced David Briggs to five-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape and lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour.

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HMA v James Cameron

Tuesday, 29 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 29 May 2018, Lady Scott imposed an extended sentence of seven-and-a-half years on James Cameron after the accused pled guilty to assaulting his then partner to her severe injury. The custodial period will be four-and-a-half years, which will be followed by an extension period of three years on licence.

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