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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 William Paterson

Thursday, 28 May, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 28 May 2015, Lord Armstrong sentenced William Paterson to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 22 years after the accused was convicted of the murder of Kevin “Gerbil” Carroll.

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HMA v Andrew James Kinloch and James Quinn

Monday, 25 May, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 25 May 2015, Lord Uist imposed Orders for Lifelong Restriction on prisoners Andrew Kinloch and James Quinn with punishment parts of two years seven months and three years four months respectively, after both accused pleaded guilty to assaulting and holding another inmate hostage.

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HMA v Stewart McBride

Thursday, 21 May, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 20 May 2015, Lady Rae imposed an extended sentence of 14 years imprisonment on Stewart McBride – a custodial part of 11 years followed by an extension period of three years on licence – after the accused was found guilty of sexually abusing children.

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HMA v Ryan Douglas

Friday, 15 May, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 15 May 2015, Judge Paul Arthurson QC sentenced Ryan Douglas to six years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to attempted rape.

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HMA v Kriss Strachan

Wednesday, 13 May, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 13 May 2015, Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an extended sentence of 19 years imprisonment on Kriss Strachan – a custodial term of 12 years followed by an extension period of seven years on licence – after the accused pleaded guilty to rape.

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