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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 Tanveer Ahmed

Tuesday, 9 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Rae sentenced Tanveer Ahmed to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 27 years after he pled guilty to the murder of Assad Shah,

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HMA v Vaughan, McHale and Schruyers

Friday, 5 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 5 August 2016, Lady Scott sentenced Robin Vaughan, Joseph McHale and Kevin Schruyers to 11, 12-and-a-half and 13 years imprisonment respectively, after the accused were convicted of breaking into cash machines and stealing £130,000.

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HMA v Lee Connors

Tuesday, 2 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 2 August 2016, Lord Ericht imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Lee Connors with a punishment part of five years after he was convicted of attempted murder.

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HM Advocate v Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

Monday, 1 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on 1 August 2016, Sheriff Alistair Watson fined Network Rail £130,000 after the accused company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of an employee who was electrocuted in the course of his duties.

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HMA v Graeme McLaughlin

Monday, 1 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 1 August 2016, Lord Armstrong sentenced Graeme McLaughlin to a Community Payback Order and disqualified him from driving for four years after the accused pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

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