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HMA v Ajay Varma

Wednesday, 12 July, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At Hamilton Sheriff Court today, 12 July 2017, Sheriff Daniel Kelly QC sentenced Ajay Varma to four years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to having sexual intercourse with an older child, and taking and distributing indecent images of the teenage girl and stalking her.

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PF Aberdeen v Angus Milligan

Wednesday, 12 July, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court today, 12 July 2017, Sheriff Malcolm Garden sentenced Angus Milligan to a Community Payback Order after the accused pled guilty to assault to injury and threatening or abusive behaviour, as well as a communications offence of sending messages of offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing character. The order consists of a period of one year supervision and a requirement to undertake 180 hours of unpaid work within a period of 10 months.

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HMA v Susanne Wilson

Thursday, 6 July, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Dumbarton today, 6 July 2017, Lady Rae deferred sentence in respect of Susanne Wilson for a period of six months for good behaviour and continued psychiatric treatment, the accused having pleaded guilty to the culpable homicide of her husband Henry Wilson.

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HMA v Mark Chung and Benjamin Kinnaird

Thursday, 6 July, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 6 July 2017, Lord Arthurson imposed an extended sentence of 15 years on Mark Chung and sentenced Benjamin Kinnaird to nine years’ imprisonment after the co-accused were found guilty of assault and armed robbery.

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HMA v Shane Ramsay

Monday, 3 July, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 3 July 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an extended sentence of nine years on Shane Ramsay after the accused was found guilty of rape and assault charges. The custodial part will be seven years, followed by an extension period of two years on licence.

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