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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 Alan Buick

Monday, 4 September, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 4 September 2017, Lord Arthurson sentenced Alan Buick to seven years and six months’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of wilful fire-raising charges.

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HMA v Mark Renton

Wednesday, 30 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 30 August 2017, Lord Pentland sentenced Mark Renton to six years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supplying of a class A drug.

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HMA v Stephen Kane

Tuesday, 29 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 29 August 2017, Lord Clark sentenced Stephen Kane to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 16 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Lee Monaghan.

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HMA v Lynn Taylor

Thursday, 24 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court today, 24 August 2017, Sheriff Frank Crowe sentenced Lynn Taylor to a Restriction of Liberty Order and made a Community Payback Order after the accused pled guilty to embezzling the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society of £220,331.12.

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HMA v Kieran Davies

Thursday, 24 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 24 August 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Kieran Davie to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 19 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Ashley Hawkins.

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