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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 Michael Lever

Thursday, 22 December, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 22 December 2016, Lady Rae imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on Michael Lever with a punishment part of four years and six months after the accused was convicted of raping two women.

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HMA v Paul McLellan

Thursday, 22 December, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 22 December 2016, Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on Paul McLellan with a punishment part of four years after the accused was convicted of assault with intent to rape and a several other sexual offences against girls.

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HMA v Kirk Nolan

Wednesday, 21 December, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 21 December 2016, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Kirk Nolan to two years imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to the culpable homicide of Ryan Watson.

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HMA v Iain Donn

Monday, 19 December, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 19 December 2016, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Iain Donn to five years and six months imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to an assault with a broken bottle.

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HMA v Kieran Gates

Monday, 19 December, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 19 December 2016, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Kieran Gates to an extended sentence of six years and six months imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to assault to sever injury with a knife. The custodial part will be four years and six months, which will be followed by an extension period of two years on licence.

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