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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 Dylan Kyle Mason, Reece Ellis Christopher Gaughan, Lee Francis Murphy and Michael Peter O’Brien

Wednesday, 2 October, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 2 October 2019, Lord Pentland imposed sentences of imprisonment on Dylan Kyle Mason, Reece Ellis Christopher Gaughan, Lee Francis Murphy and Michael Peter O’Brien after they were convicted of a number of serious charges.

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HMA v Robbie Kenny

Friday, 27 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 27 September 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Robbie Kenny to eight years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the rape of a woman and the rape of a teenage girl.

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HMA v Aidan Bremner

Friday, 27 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 27 September 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an extended sentence of six years and three months on Aidan Bremner, after the accused pled guilty to two charges of sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl. The custodial part shall be three years and three months, which will be followed by an extension period of three years on licence.

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HMA v Bilaal Afzal

Friday, 27 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 27 September 2019, Lord Uist sentenced Bilaal Afzal to five-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the rape of a 16-year-old girl.

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HMA v Barry Heggie

Thursday, 26 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 26 September 2019, Lord Pentland sentenced Barry Heggie to four years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin.

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