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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 JASON RONALD CAMERON

Wednesday, 18 February, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 18 February 2015, Lord Uist sentenced Jason Cameron to nine years and four months imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the attempted murder of David McDevitt.

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HMA v GARY BRADLEY

Monday, 16 February, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 16 February 2015, Lady Rae sentenced Gary Bradley to four years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to two assault charges.

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HMA v DAVID WILLIAM McLEISH

Friday, 13 February, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 13 February 2015, Judge John Beckett QC imposed an extended sentence of 18 years imprisonment on David McLeish – a custodial term of 12 years and an extension period of six years on licence – after the accused was found guilty of multiple charges of rape and sexual abuse.

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HMA v PASQUALE GALIANNI

Thursday, 12 February, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 12 February 2015, Lord Burns imposed an extended sentence on Pasquale Galianni of five years in custody and a further two years on licence after the accused pled guilty to two sexual assault charges.

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HMA v PETER ALAN PATERSON

Wednesday, 11 February, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 11 February 2015, Lord Uist sentenced Peter Paterson to seven years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of assault and attempted armed robbery.

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