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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 Ross Alan Pullinger

Thursday, 26 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 26 September 2019, Lord Uist sentenced Ross Pullinger to seven years and nine months’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the rape of a nine-year-old girl and other sexual offences.

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HMA v Tony Cartney

Wednesday, 25 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 25 September 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Tony Cartney to a Community Payback Order with an offender supervision requirement after the accused pled guilty to the assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement and danger to life of his wife.

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HMA v Paul Alexander Cannop

Tuesday, 24 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 24 September 2019, Lord Woolman sentenced Paul Cannop to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 17 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Paul Fairweather.

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HMA v Christopher Blair Robertson

Monday, 23 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 20 September 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Christopher Robertson to eight years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to hamesucken, assault to injury and attempted robbery.

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HMA v David McFarlane

Friday, 13 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 13 September 2019, Lord Clark sentenced David McFarlane to three years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of perjury.

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