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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 James McCann

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 18 April 2018, Lord Summers sentenced James McCann to a total of 10 years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of historical child sex offences.

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HMA v Sheng Wen Lin

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 18 April 2018, Lord Matthews sentenced Sheng Wen Lin to five years' imprisonment after he was found guilty of being concerned in the supply of cannabis. On sentencing Lord Matthews made the following statement in court:

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HMA v David Phillips

Tuesday, 17 April, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 17 April 2018, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced David Phillips to seven years' imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to serious sexual offences against four boys in the 1970s. On sentencing Lord Boyd made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Hamish Campbell McIntyre

Friday, 13 April, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 13 April 2018, Lord Arthurson sentenced Hamish McIntyre to 12 years' imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of serious sexual offences against three vulnerable individuals. On sentencing Lord Arthurson made the following statement in court|:

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HMA v Gordon Harry Moffat

Friday, 13 April, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today, 13 April 2018, Lord Uist imposed an extended sentence of 12-and-a-half years on Gordon Moffat after the accused was found guilty of attempted murder. The custodial term will be 10 years and six months imprisonment, six months of which relates to a bail aggravation, which will be followed by an extension period of two years on licence.

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