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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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HMA v Karl Morris

Tuesday, 3 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen today, 3 September 2019, Lord Mulholland sentenced Karl Morris to 16 years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of his 10-year-old son and the attempted murder of an eight-year-old girl.

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HMA v David James Reid

Monday, 2 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 2 September 2019, Lord Clark sentenced David Reid to an Order for Lifelong Restriction with a punishment part of four years and three months after the accused pled guilty to rape.

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HMA v Darren Brunston

Thursday, 29 August, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 29 August 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Darren Brunston to four years and ten months’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to possession of a knife and robbery.

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HMA v Alan Hastings

Thursday, 29 August, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 28 August 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Alan Hastings to five years and three months’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine and diamorphine, contrary to section 4(3)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

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HMA v Kevin John Bruce and Anthony Jackson

Wednesday, 28 August, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 28 August 2019, Lord Armstrong sentenced Kevin Bruce to five years and ten months’ imprisonment, and Anthony Jackson to five years and five months’ imprisonment, after the two accused pled guilty to assault and robbery and attempted robbery.

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