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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 LEE ANGUS ROBB, ALAN CROSTON, ANGUS ROBB, ANTHONY CROSTON & LEE GRIFFIN

Tuesday, 19 March, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Lee Angus Robb, Alan Croston, Angus Robb, Anthony Croston and Lee Griffin for being concerned in the supply of heroin on dates between August and October 2011.

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HMA v WILLIAM BEATTIE

Tuesday, 19 March, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced William Beattie to 12 years imprisonment after being found guilty of sexual offences.

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HMA v JAMES WATSON

Tuesday, 19 March, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Burns sentenced James Currie Watson to 8 years and 9 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to causing the death of Brendon Main by driving dangerously in Newburgh on 24th July 2011.

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HMA v ROBERT WEMYSS & MARTIN SMART

Friday, 15 March, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Dumbarton Lord Stewart sentenced Martin Smart and Robert Wemyss in connection with the attempted murder of three police officers in Aberdeen in July 2012. Robert Wemyss was given an extended sentence of 15 years, and Martin Smart was sentenced to one year imprisonment.

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HMA v RICHARD SUTTON HOUSLEY & CAROLINE JANE LAING

Monday, 4 March, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre imposed custodial sentences on Richard Housley and Caroline Laing after they were found guilty of committing fraud.

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