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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 Alexander Mitchell

Friday, 10 February, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 10 February 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Alexander Mitchell to an extended sentence of eight years' imprisonment after accused was convicted of rape. The custodial part will be six years, followed by an extension period of two years on licence.

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HMA v Ryan Rush

Wednesday, 8 February, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 8 February 2017, Lord Matthews sentenced Ryan Rush to four years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to a charge of assault to severe injury under provocation.

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HMA v Mark Anderson

Friday, 3 February, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 3 February 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Mark Anderson to nine years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Nigel Poustie.

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HMA v James Allan

Wednesday, 1 February, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 1 February 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an extended sentence of 17 years imprisonment on James Allan after the accused pled guilty to two charges of attempted murder and one contravention of the Firearms Act. The custodial part will be 12 years followed by an extension period of five years on licence.

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HMA v Robert Kerr

Tuesday, 31 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Boyd of Duncansby ordered Robert Kerr to be detained in the state hospital without limit of time after the accused killed his wife.

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