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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 Alan McFadyen

Friday, 29 November, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (29 November, 2019), Lord Arthurson sentenced Alan McFadyen to five years’ imprisonment after the offender pled guilty to an assault with a machete to the danger of life.

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HMA V Graeme Morton Davidson

Friday, 15 November, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Friday 15 November 2019, Lord Matthews imposed an extended sentence of 13 years and 3 months (custodial part 10 years and 3 months) on Graeme Morton Davidson after the offender pled guilty to attempting to murder a police officer.

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HMA v Gareth Robertson

Wednesday, 13 November, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (13 November 2019), Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of 9 years (custodial part 6 years) on Gareth Robertson after the offender was convicted of sexual and violent offences.

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HMA v Shebli Alshebli

Monday, 11 November, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (11 November 2019), Lady Rae sentenced Shebli Alshebli to 7 years imprisonment after the offender was convicted of rape.

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HMA v Dean Purdie

Monday, 11 November, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (11 November 2019), Lord Uist sentenced Dean Purdie to 6 years and 3 months imprisonment after the offender pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin.

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