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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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Fatal Accident Inquiry: Glasgow bin lorry crash

Monday, 7 December, 2015
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A summary of the Determination by Sheriff John Beckett QC, following a Fatal Accident Inquiry held at Glasgow into the deaths John Kerr Sweeney, Lorraine Sweeney, Erin Paula McQuade, Stephenie Catherine Tait, Gillian Margaret Ewing, and Jacqueline Morton.

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Declan Hainey

Friday, 5 September, 2014
Fatal Accident Inquiries

Summary of the Determination by Sheriff Ruth Anderson QC, Sheriff of North Strathclyde, following a Fatal Accident Inquiry held at Paisley into the circumstances of the death of Declan Hugh Hainey.

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Fatal Accident Inquiry - Super Puma Helicopter Crash

Thursday, 13 March, 2014
Fatal Accident Inquiries

Summary of FAI Determination into the deaths of 16 people following the helicopter crash on 1 April 2009.

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of John Willock

Tuesday, 8 October, 2013
Fatal Accident Inquiries

Issued by Sheriff Colin Pettigrew, Sheriff of North Strathclyde at Paisley.

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Natasha Paton

Wednesday, 22 May, 2013
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A summary of the Determination issued by Sheriff Nikola Stewart is now available.

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