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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 Peter Morgan

Thursday, 16 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 16 August 2018, Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an extended sentence of 15 years on Peter Morgan after the accused was found guilty of preparing acts of terrorism. The custodial period will be 12 years, which will be followed by an extension period of three years on licence.

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HMA v Scott Forbes

Wednesday, 15 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 13 August 2018, Lord Woolman imposed an extended sentence of 13 years on Scott Forbes after the accused was found guilty of the rape of a 14-year-old girl and other sexual offences. The custodial period will be nine years, which will be followed by an extension period of four years on licence.

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HMA v Scott Daniel Ross

Tuesday, 14 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 14 August 2018, Lord Pentland sentenced Scott Ross to two-and-a-half years' imprisonment and imposed a supervised release order of one year after the accused was found guilty of assault to injury. On sentencing, Lord Pentland made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Adam Lundy

Thursday, 9 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 9 August, 2018, Lady Stacey sentenced Adam Lundy to life imprisonment for murder with a punishment part of 19 years. The punishment part is the period that he must serve before he can be considered for parole. That means he will not necessarily be released at the end of the punishment part.

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HMA v Kelly Hand, Clare Hand and Graeme Spence

Wednesday, 8 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Wednesday 8 August 2018, Lord Woolman sentenced Kelly Hand, Clare Hand and Graeme Spence to imprisonment for their parts in serious assaults.

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