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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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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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HMA v Ian David Cargill

Monday, 18 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (18 December 2017) Lord Woolman fined Ian Cargill a total of £900 after the accused pled guilty to being in possession of a revolver and ammunition, contrary to the Firearms Act. On sentencing Lord Woolman made the following statement in court:

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HMA v George Stewart

Friday, 15 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (15 December 2017) Lord Summers sentenced George Stewart to five years and four months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to attempted murder and assault to severe injury. On sentencing Lord Summers made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Michael Stuart

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (12 December 2017) Lady Scott sentenced Michael Stuart to a total of eight years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape and assault offences. On sentencing Lady Scott made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Duncan Burns

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (12 December 2017) Lord Mulholland sentenced Duncan Burns to five years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape. On sentencing Lord Mulholland made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Tomas Gulbinavicius and Janis Karajevs

Friday, 8 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (8 December 2017) Lord Uist sentenced Tomas Gulbinavicius and Janis Karajevs to life imprisonment (punishment part 13 years and 14 years respectively) after the accused were found guilty of murder. On sentencing Lord Uist made the following statement in court:

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