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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 Robbie Stewart Lowther

Tuesday, 12 May, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 12 May 2015, Lord Uist sentenced Robbie Lowther to a custodial term of six years and eight months imprisonment followed by an extension period of five years on licence after the accused pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman to her severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of her life in a knife attack.

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HMA v Steven Mathieson

Thursday, 7 May, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston on 7 May 2015, Lord Bannatyne sentenced Steven Mathieson to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 22 years after the accused pled guilty to the murder of Luciana Maurer.

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HMA v Christopher Hannah

Tuesday, 5 May, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston on 5 May 2015, Lord Bannatyne sentenced Christopher Hannah to 12 years and three months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Sophie Brannan in a “hit-and-run” incident.

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HMA v Thomas Rundell

Tuesday, 28 April, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At Airdrie Sheriff Court on 28 April 2015, Sheriff Richard Clark sentenced Thomas Rundell to three years and two months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to threatening to kill a sheriff.

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HMA v Andrew Harvey

Tuesday, 28 April, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 28 April 2015, Lady Wolffe sentenced Andrew Harvey to four years and four months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Christopher Gilruth.

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