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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 GREGOR THOMSON

Tuesday, 10 February, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 10 February 2015, Lady Scott imposed an extended sentence of 10 years and three months on Gregor Thomson after the accused pled guilty to the attempted murder of Desmond McCart.

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HMA v MICHAEL TUPPER

Tuesday, 10 February, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 9 February 2015, Lady Scott sentenced Michael Tupper to 10 years imprisonment after the accused was convicted of rape and sexual abuse.

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HMA v SAMUEL BARLOW

Thursday, 5 February, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At Lerwick Sheriff Court on 4 February 2015, Sheriff Philip Mann sentenced Samuel Barlow to three years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to charges of presenting an air rifle and threatening to shoot police officers.

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HMA v JAMES WILLIAM POTTER

Tuesday, 3 February, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 3 February 2015, Lady Wolffe sentenced James Potter to three years and four months imprisonment and made a supervised release order after the accused pled guilty to assault and robbery.

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HMA v BELFINGER SALAMIS UK LIMITED

Monday, 2 February, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court on 2 February 2015, Sheriff Graeme Napier imposed a fine of £100,000 on Belfinger Salamis UK Limited after the company pled guilty to health and safety breaches which led to the death of Lee Bertram.

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