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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 David McMillan

Monday, 25 April, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 25 April 2016, Lord Uist sentenced David McMillan to 12 years imprisonment after the accused was convicted of assaulting a prison officer to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and permanent impairment.

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HMA v Stephen Paul Bollard

Thursday, 14 April, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Uist sentenced Stephen Bollard to an extended sentence of five years and two months, with the custodial part being three years and two months, for assault and robbery.

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HMA v Steven Green and Alan D'Ambrosio

Wednesday, 13 April, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Uist sentenced Steven Green and Alan D'Ambrosio each to seven years imprisonment after they were found guilty of assault, robbery, abduction and attempted extortion.

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HMA v Michael John Murphy

Friday, 8 April, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Michael John Murphy to seven years imprisonment after he was found guilty of the physical and sexual abuse of eight boys.

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HMA v (youth)

Friday, 1 April, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Stacey imposed an extended sentence of 10 years' detention on a 16-year-old youth who was convicted of the culpable homicide of Bailey Gwynne. The sentence is composed of a custodial term of eight years followed by an extension period of two years post-release supervision. Lady Stacey imposed a further consecutive sentence of one year's detention for carrying a knife and knuckledusters

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