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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 John Gallagher

Wednesday, 15 June, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 15 June 2016, Lady Wolffe sentenced John Gallagher to six years imprisonment after the accused was convicted of sexual assault.

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HMA v Paul Burgess

Friday, 10 June, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Boyd sentenced Paul Burgess to seven years and six months in prison after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of a 15 week old baby.

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HMA v Alistair Hood

Wednesday, 8 June, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 8 June 2016, Lady Wolffe sentenced Alistair Hood to four years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault and robbery with an imitation firearm.

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HMA v Aaron Murphy

Tuesday, 7 June, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 7 June 2016, Lady Wolffe sentenced Aaron Murphy to 20 months detention after the accused pled guilty to a charge of causing the death of Dale Whillan by dangerous driving. He was also disqualified from driving for six years.

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HMA v Andrejs Trofimovs

Thursday, 2 June, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 2 June 201, Lady Wolffe imposed a community payback order of 225 hours on Andrejs Trofimovs, after the accused pled guilty to causing the death of Allan Joiner by driving without due care and attention. He was also disqualified from driving for a period of three years.

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