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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 Hamish Campbell McIntyre

Friday, 13 April, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 13 April 2018, Lord Arthurson sentenced Hamish McIntyre to 12 years' imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of serious sexual offences against three vulnerable individuals. On sentencing Lord Arthurson made the following statement in court|:

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HMA v Gordon Harry Moffat

Friday, 13 April, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today, 13 April 2018, Lord Uist imposed an extended sentence of 12-and-a-half years on Gordon Moffat after the accused was found guilty of attempted murder. The custodial term will be 10 years and six months imprisonment, six months of which relates to a bail aggravation, which will be followed by an extension period of two years on licence.

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HMA v Connor Ward

Thursday, 12 April, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 12 April 2018, Lord Burns imposed a discretionary life sentence (punishment part six years) on Connor Ward after he was found guilty of preparing for acts of terrorism. On sentencing Lord Burns made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Gary Lee Goodrum

Thursday, 12 April, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen today, 12 April 2018, Lord Woolman sentenced Gary Goodrum to nine years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of sexually abusing eight teenage girls. On sentencing Lord Woolman made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Francis Paul Gabriel Moore

Wednesday, 11 April, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 11 April 2018, Lady Rae sentenced Francis Moore to nine years’ imprisonment after the accused was convicted of sodomising a five-year-old boy; lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour; and indecent assault. On sentencing Lady Rae made the following statement in court:

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