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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 Jamie Baird and Luke Blackwood

Friday, 8 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court today, 8 March 2019, Lord Clark sentenced Jamie Baird to an extended sentence of 12 years’ duration and imposed an extended sentence of eight-and-a-half years on Luke Blackwood, after the two accused were convicted of assault and armed robbery.

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HMA v Andrew Heeps

Friday, 8 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 8 March 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Andrew Heeps to four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the attempted rape of a girl and to using lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour towards another girl.

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HMA v Matthew Morrison

Wednesday, 6 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, March 6 2019, Lord Arthurson sentenced Matthew Morrison to eight years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

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HMA v Steven Joseph McIvor

Wednesday, 6 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 6 March 2019, Lord Matthews sentenced Steven McIvor to 12 years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Michael Mowat.

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HMA v Lee Adams

Wednesday, 6 March, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 6 March 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Lee Adams to an extended sentence of nine years’ duration, after the accused pled guilty to assault to severe injury, permanent impairment, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of life. The custodial part will be six years, which will be followed by an extension period of three years on licence.

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