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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 James Hilton

Friday, 19 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 19 May 2017, Lord Woolman sentenced James Hilton to four years and two months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to causing the death of Patrick Pirie by dangerous driving. He was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for nine years.

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HMA v SSPCA

Thursday, 18 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At Dunfermline Sheriff Court today, Sheriff Craig McSherry fined the SSPCA £5000 for breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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HMA v Eric Schrickel

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 17 May 2017, Lord Armstrong sentenced Eric Schrickel to seven years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape and sexual assault.

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HMA v Neil Ireland

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 17 May 2017, Lord Uist sentenced Neil Ireland to 10 years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of repeatedly raping two women and sexually assaulting two other women.

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HMA v Michael J Holland

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Woolman sentenced Michael Holland to 4 years in prison after the accused was found guilty of 4 drug related offences including the supply of cocaine.

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