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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 Riasat Khan

Friday, 24 November, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (24 November 2017) Lord Beckett sentenced Riasat Khan to life imprisonment (punishment part 16 years) for a murder he committed in 1978. On sentencing Lord Beckett made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Alexander McIlravie

Thursday, 23 November, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today (23 November 2017) Lord Uist imposed an order for lifelong restriction (punishment part 4 years) on Alexander McIlravie after the accused was found guilty of assault with intent to rape a 31-year-old woman. On sentencing Lord Uist made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Lawrence Barilli

Wednesday, 22 November, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (22 November 2017) Sheriff Principal C A L Scott QC sentenced Lawrence Barilli to 27 months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to charges of physical and domestic abuse. On sentencing Sheriff Principal Scott made the following statement in court:

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HMA v John Ryan Kilpatrick

Wednesday, 22 November, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the Sheriff Court in Stirling today (22 November 2017) Sheriff P Di Emidio sentenced John Kilpatrick to 44 months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to a number of non-contact sexual offences involving the use of the internet and offences of fraud and extortion, a total of 24 charges. He was also placed on the Sex Offenders' Register indefinitely. On sentencing Sheriff Di Emidio made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Gary Crossan

Monday, 6 November, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (6 November 2017) Lord Matthews sentenced Gary Crossan to life imprisonment (punishment part 14 years) after the accused was found guilty of murder. On sentencing Lord Matthews made the following statement in court:

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