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HMA v JAMES ANDREW ROBERT REEKIE

Monday, 23 December, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence on James Reekie with a custodial period of 10 years imprisonment and an extension period of 5 years after he pled guilty to offences concerning the sexual abuse of children.

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HMA v DANIEL ALASTAIR PAITA

Thursday, 19 December, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Stewart imposed an extended sentence of 16 years on Daniel Paita after he was covicted of the attempted murder of Barry Divers. The custodial part of the sentence will be 11 years followed by an extension period on licence of 5 years.

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HMA v RYAN STRANG

Wednesday, 18 December, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Armstrong imposed an extended sentence on Ryan Strang after he was convicted of assault and rape. The custodial part of the sentence will be eight years followed by an extension period of four years.

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HMA v GRAEME McLAREN

Tuesday, 17 December, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge Rae sentenced Graeme McLaren to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 20 years after he was found guilty of the murder of James Small on 5 June 2013 in Greenock.

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HMA v DARYL SMITH

Monday, 16 December, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 16 December 2013 Lady Wise sentenced Daryl Smith to 4 years 6 months imprisonment after he was found guilty of raping a woman in Shetland in June 2011.

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