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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 TERRY NEWLANDS

Thursday, 26 March, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen on 20 March 2015, Lord Burns imposed an extended sentence on Terry Newlands after the accused pled guilty to the attempted murder of his partner.

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HMA v SCOTTISH FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Friday, 20 March, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 20 March 2015, Lord Uist imposed a fine of £54,000 on Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, after the accused organisation pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches following the death of firefighter Ewan Williamson.

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HMA v BRIAN McGREGOR

Thursday, 19 March, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 19 March 2015, Lord Uist sentenced Brian McGregor to a punishment part of six years in prison and imposed an order for lifelong restriction after the accused was found guilty of charges of assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement and danger to life, and robbery.

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HMA v ROBERT BUCZEK

Tuesday, 17 March, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Stirling on 17 March 2015, Lord Matthews sentenced Robert Buczek to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 20 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Eleanor Whitelaw.

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HMA v KENNETH RAMSAY

Tuesday, 17 March, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 17 March 2015, Lord Armstrong sentenced Kenneth Ramsay to nine years imprisonment with an extension period of three years after the accused was found guilty of rape and sexual abuse.

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