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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.  If you would like to receive these as soon as they are issued sign up for RSS feeds.

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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

HMA v Andrew Love

Wednesday, 23 September, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 23 September 2015, Lord Uist sentenced Andrew Love to four years and eight months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supplying of heroin.

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HMA v Kallum Delaney

Thursday, 17 September, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 17 September 2015, Lord Glennie sentenced Kallum Delaney to five years’ detention after the accused was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Robin Thomson.

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HMA v Alexander Benjamin Pacteau

Tuesday, 8 September, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Lady Rae sentenced Alexander Pacteau to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 23 years after the accused pled guilty to the murder of Karen Buckley.

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HMA v Joseph Patrick McGuire

Tuesday, 1 September, 2015
Sentencing Statements

Today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Sheriff Fiona Reith QC sentenced Joseph McGuire after he pleaded guilty to having formed a fraudulent scheme in the course of his employment at the National Museum of Scotland and having obtained postage stamps with a total face value of £14,458 by fraud.

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HMA v Antoin Duffy, Martin Hughes, Pauls Sands, Craig Convery and Gordon Brown

Monday, 31 August, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 31 August 2015, Lady Scott sentenced Antoin Duffy, Martin Hughes and Pauls Sands after they were convicted of conspiracy to murder John Adair and Sam McCrory. Duffy and Hughes were also convicted of terrorism-related offences in furtherance of that conspiracy. She also sentenced Craig Convery and Gordon Brown after they were convicted of being involved in serious organised crime.

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