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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 Andrew Beech

Friday, 18 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 18 May 2018, Lord Ericht sentenced Andrew Beech to 3 years imprisonment for restraining and robbing a couple in their home after pretending to be from the Water Company.

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HMA v Brian Moorehead & Others

Friday, 18 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At Dumbarton Sheriff Court on 17 May 2018, Sheriff Pender sentenced three men to custodial sentences for their part in unprovoked threats and assaults on a train travelling to Milngavie.

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HMA v Rameez Hamid

Thursday, 17 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow Sheriff Court today, 17 May 2018, Sheriff Alan Mackenzie sentenced Rameez Hamid to 3 years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to embezzling more than £51,700 while working at Santander Bank.

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HMA v Mohammed Khan & others

Thursday, 17 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 17 May 2018, Lord Uist sentenced four men to extended sentences for their involvement in targeting and attacking gay men.

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HMA v Callum Sneddon

Friday, 11 May, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 11 May 2018, Lady Scott imposed an extended sentence of 13 years on Callum Sneddon after the accused pled guilty to charges of rape and sexual assault. The custodial period will be 10 years, which will be followed by an extension period of three years on licence.

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