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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 Scott Thomas

Tuesday, 19 July, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At Hamilton Sheriff Court, Sheriff Daniel Kelly QC, sentenced Scott Thomas to five years imprisonment after he was found guilty of sexually abusing two girls.

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HMA v Caoimhin Gerard McSherry

Thursday, 14 July, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Sheriff Norman McFadyen sentenced Caoimhin Gerard McSherry to 32 months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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HMA v Amir Ali

Wednesday, 13 July, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Boyd sentenced Amir Ali to three years, six months imprisonment, after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of diamorphine.

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HMA v Jacqueline McPhie

Tuesday, 12 July, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Wise sentenced Jacqueline McPhie to three years and four months imprisonment after she pled guilty to a charge of fraud.

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HMA v Lanna Louise Monaghan

Monday, 11 July, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow, Lady Rae sentenced Lanna Monaghan to 3 years, 4 months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to offences involving the physical abuse of a toddler including the use of an electric dog collar.

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