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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 Paul Alexander Cannop

Tuesday, 24 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 24 September 2019, Lord Woolman sentenced Paul Cannop to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 17 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Paul Fairweather.

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HMA v Christopher Blair Robertson

Monday, 23 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 20 September 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Christopher Robertson to eight years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to hamesucken, assault to injury and attempted robbery.

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HMA v David McFarlane

Friday, 13 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 13 September 2019, Lord Clark sentenced David McFarlane to three years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of perjury.

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HMA v Bohdan Cieslar

Thursday, 12 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 12 September 2019, Lord Pentland sentenced Bohdan Cieslar to nine years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Aleksander Smerdel.

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HMA v Ronald Hardman

Wednesday, 11 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 11 September 2019, Lord Beckett sentenced Ronald Hardman to nine years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to 15 charges of child sexual abuse committed against 12 different boys.

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