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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 Kenneth Wilson

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 17 January 2018, Lady Scott imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction upon Kenneth Wilson with a punishment part of three years after the accused pled guilty to assault to severe injury and to the danger of life.

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HMA v Kurt McInnes

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today, 17 January 2018, Lord Arthurson sentenced Kurt McInnes to nine years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape, lewd and libidinous practices and charges of assault to the danger of life.

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HMA v Thomas Telford

Friday, 12 January, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 12 January 2018, Lord Uist sentenced Thomas Telford to a total of 10 years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of attempted murder, attempting to defeat the ends of justice, and assault. On sentencing Lord Uist made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Gordon Ayre

Thursday, 11 January, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 11 January 2018, Lord Woolman sentenced Gordon Ayre to four years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement and endangering life and to a breach of bail conditions. On sentencing Lord Woolman made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Donald Maguire

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At Dunfermline Sheriff Court today, 10 January 2018, Sheriff Craig McSherry imposed a Community Payback Order with an unpaid work requirement of 300 hours on Donald Maguire and disqualified the accused from driving for two years after he pled guilty to causing the death of Bartlomiej Plachta and Monika Lewandowska-Ritchie by driving without due care and attention. On sentencing, Sheriff McSherry made the following statement in court:

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