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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 William Henderson

Friday, 29 September, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the Sheriff Court in Edinburgh today Sheriff Donald Corke sentenced William Henderson to 16 months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to forming and operating a fraudulent scheme at Mount Vernon Cemetery whereby he received money for unauthorised burial plots. On sentencing, Sheriff Corke made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Steven Keiro

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Lord Armstrong sentenced Steven Keiro to four years and six months imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. On sentencing Lord Armstrong made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Marc John Ronald

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Lord Pentland sentenced Marc John Ronald to nine years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape and sexual assault. On sentencing Lord Pentland made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Robert Stratton

Thursday, 21 September, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Lord Beckett sentenced Robert Stratton to life imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of a charge of murder and a further charge of culpable homicide. On sentencing Lord Beckett made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Kevin Shand

Friday, 15 September, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 15 September 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Kevin Shand to a total of six years and three months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault and robbery and to dangerous driving. He was also disqualified from driving for a period of nine years. On sentencing, Lord Boyd made the following statement in court:

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