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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 Ranna Singh

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 8 May 2019. Lady Rae imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on Ranna Singh with a punishment part of four years after the accused was found guilty of attempted rape.

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HMA v John Docherty and Don Joseph Templeton

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 8 May 2019, Lord Armstrong sentenced John Docherty to 12 years’ imprisonment and Don Templeton to eight years’ imprisonment after the two accused were found guilty of the attempted murder of James McGurk.

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HMA v William Griffin

Friday, 26 April, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 26 April 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced William Griffin to nine years imprisonment after the offender plead guilty to raping two young girls.

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HMA v Patrick Herbert, Ashleigh Wallace and Shaun Wallace

Thursday, 25 April, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 25 April 2019, Lady Carmichael sentenced Patrick Herbert and Ashleigh Wallace to life imprisonment and Shaun Wallace to detention for life with punishment parts of 18 years each after the three accused were convicted of the murder of Stephen Grant.

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HMA v David McMullan

Thursday, 25 April, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 25 April 2019, Lord Armstrong sentenced David McMullan to eight years and seven months’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the attempted murder of a two-year-old boy.

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