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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 Kyle Stewart and Lewis Leah

Tuesday, 16 April, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 16 April 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Kyle Stewart to six years’ imprisonment and Lewis Leah to three-and-a-half years after the two accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin.

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HMA v Peter Blackwood, Mhari Wright and John Green

Tuesday, 16 April, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today, 16 April 2019, Lord Woolman imposed extended sentences on Peter Blackwood, Mhari Wright and John Green after the three accused were convicted of abduction and assault.

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HMA v Steven Marshall and James Smith

Wednesday, 10 April, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen today, 10 April, 2019, Lord Clark sentenced Steven Marshall and James Smith each to 8 years’ imprisonment after the offenders were convicted of assaults using acid.

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HMA v Daniel Lindsay and Darren Mulheron

Wednesday, 10 April, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston on 9 April, 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Daniel Lindsay and Darren Mulheron each to 7 years’ imprisonment after the offenders pleaded guilty to being involved in serious organised crime relating to drugs and guns.

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HMA v Syeda Begum

Wednesday, 10 April, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 9 April, 2019, Lord Uist sentenced Syeda Begum to three years’ imprisonment after the offender was convicted of assaulting a baby to the danger of her life.

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