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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 James Martin

Thursday, 12 March, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (12 March 2020) Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on James Martin after the offender admitted attempting to murder his mother.

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HMA v Lucjan Krzeminiski

Wednesday, 11 March, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen today (11 March 2020) Lord Arthurson sentenced Lucjan Krzeminiski to 6 years imprisonment after he was convicted of rape.

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HMA v Dawn Reilly

Monday, 9 March, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Monday 9 March 2020, Lord Boyd imposed a community payback order with a two year supervision requirement and 200 hours of unpaid work after the offender pleaded guilty to breach of the peace, by taking a photograph of a complainer while he gave evidence in a High Court trial.

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HMA v David Bowman

Monday, 9 March, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Monday 9 March 2020, Lord Boyd sentenced David Bowman to 7 years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the historical sexual abuse of young boys

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PF V Stan England Builders Limited

Friday, 6 March, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court today, Sheriff Graeme Napier fined Stan England Builders Limited £6,000 after the company pleaded guilty to breaching Health and Safety working at height regulations

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