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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 Nicholas Hampson

Tuesday, 30 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Nicholas Hampson to 5 years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

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HMA v Deividas Labanauskas

Friday, 26 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Deividas Labanauskas to 4 years 6 months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault to danger of life.

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HMA v Isabella Jackson

Thursday, 25 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court today, 25 May 2017, Sheriff Grant McCulloch sentenced Isabella Jackson to 45 months imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to sending death threats to Theresa May and the police, and making bomb threats to Harrod’s and King’s Cross Station in London and Edinburgh Airport.

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HMA v Peter Telfer

Wednesday, 24 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 24 May 2017, Lord Matthews sentenced Peter Telfer to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 21 years after the accused pled guilty to the murder of John Baker.

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HMA v Edmond Reid

Friday, 19 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 19 May 2017, Lord Woolman sentenced Edmond Reid to an extended sentence of nine years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of assault to severe injury and to the danger of life. The custodial term will be five years, followed by an extension period of four years on licence.

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