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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 Jagtar Singh

Thursday, 13 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 13 September 2018, Lord Beckett sentenced Jagtar Singh to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 17 years, after the offender was found guilty of murdering a man nearly 25 years ago.

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HMA v William Wright

Tuesday, 11 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 11 September 2018, Lord Arthurson sentenced William Wright to four years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of charges of using lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour towards three teenage girls.

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HMA v Neil Addison

Monday, 10 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At Dundee Sheriff Court today, 10 September 2018, Sheriff Tom Hughes sentenced Neil Addison to four years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of 14 charges of sexual assault.

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HMA v Paul McCandish

Monday, 10 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 10 September 2018, Lord Clark sentenced Paul McCandish to an extended sentence of seven years and three months after the accused was found guilty of assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement, under provocation, and the use of threatening and abusive behaviour towards police officers.

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HMA v John Sharp

Friday, 7 September, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 7 September 2018, Lady Stacey sentenced John Sharp to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 15 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of his father.

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