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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 Scott Robert Pollock

Friday, 10 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today, (10 January 2020), Lord Pentland sentenced Scott Robert Pollock to 5 years imprisonment after the offender was found guilty of rape.

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Contempt of Court – Cherie Doyle

Thursday, 9 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on Tuesday 17 December 2019, Lady Rae sentenced Cherie Doyle to 18 months imprisonment after she was found to be in Contempt of Court.

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HMA v Ramsay Stevenson

Thursday, 9 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (9 January 2020), Lord Matthews sentenced Ramsay Stevenson to 5 years imprisonment and disqualified him from holding or obtaining a driving licence for a period of 11 years and 6 months after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

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HMA v Lewis Reid

Tuesday, 7 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (7 January 2020) Lord Arthurson sentenced Lewis Reid to 6 years and 6 months imprisonment and was disqualified from driving for 9 years after the offender pled guilty to 22 charges involving offences including reset, dangerous driving and the supply of a Class A controlled drug.

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HMA v Oran O’Neill

Friday, 20 December, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (20 December 2019) Judge Liddle sentenced Oran O’Neill to 6 years imprisonment after the offender was found guilty of rape.

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