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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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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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HMA v Stephen Scott

Friday, 26 June, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow High Court today (26 June 2020) Lord Arthurson sentenced Stephen Scott to 4 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to carrying cocaine in the car he was driving.

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HMA v Frank Mayne

Friday, 26 June, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (26 June 2020) Lord Pentland imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on Frank Mayne after the offender was found guilty of a catalogue of sexual and violent offences committed over a long period of years against vulnerable women and children.

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HMA v Griselt Maranaku & Elton Bega

Friday, 19 June, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow High Court today (19 June 2020) Judge Murphy QC sentenced Griselt Maranaku and Elton Bega after they were found guilty of serious sexual offences. Griselt Maranaku was sentenced to 4 years and 7 months imprisonment and Elton Bega was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment.

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HMA v Lee Stanley Weir

Friday, 19 June, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Lord Uist sentenced Lee Stanley Weir to a community payback order for a period of 2 years after he pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of a 5 year old girl.

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HMA v Naser Ellase

Friday, 19 June, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (19 June 2020) Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Naser Ellase to five years imprisonment after the offender was found guilty of rape.

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