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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 Jack Bonnar

Tuesday, 26 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 26 March 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Jack Bonnar to five years and eight months’ detention after the accused pled guilty to wilful fire-raising and assault and robbery.

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HMA v Jamie Anderson

Thursday, 21 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 21 March 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Jamie Anderson to nine years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Paul Mathieson.

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HMA v Ian John James McEwan

Thursday, 21 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 21 March 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Ian McEwan to five years and three months’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to possession of the class B drug amphetamine with the intent to supply.

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HMA v Aaron Campbell

Thursday, 21 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At High Court in Glasgow today, 21 March 2019, Lord Matthews sentenced Aaron Campbell to detention without limit of time, with a punishment part of 27 years, after he was found guilty of the abduction, rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail.

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HMA v Paul McMillan

Thursday, 21 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 21 March 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Paul McMillan to seven years’ imprisonment after the accused was convicted of three charges of rape.

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