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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 PAUL SPENCER DETTLAFF

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Paul Spencer Dettlaff to 5 years 10 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to having been concerned in the supply of controlled drugs, and driving whilst disqualified and without insurance in Aberdeen on 15 and 16 March 2013.

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HMA v MARK IAN RUTTER

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Mark Ian Rutter, with a punishment part set at 2 years 8 months imprisonment, after he pled guilty to assault and robbery at William Hill Bookmakers in Dalkeith on 23 August 2012.

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HMA v MARTIN MIDDLETON

Thursday, 6 June, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court at Glasgow . Lord Doherty sentenced Martin Middleton to a total of six years and 4 months in prison after he pled guilty to a charge of house breaking and assault and robbery, and to a further charge of attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

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HMA v BRIAN HENRY

Thursday, 6 June, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court at Glasgow Lord Doherty sentenced Brian Henry to five years imprisonment after he was found guilty of assault to severe injury and danger of life.

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HMA v JOSEPH KEARINS

Tuesday, 4 June, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Scott sentenced Joseph Kearins to a 12 year extended sentence with a punishment part of 8 years imprisonment, after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Jordan Maguire in Glasgow on 11 October 2012.

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