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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 Ross Torrance

Thursday, 23 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 23 March 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Ross Torrance to four years and eight months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault and robbery.

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HMA v Eric Francis Rafferty

Thursday, 23 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 23 March 2017, Lord Uist sentenced Eric Rafferty to 15 years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of repeated rape and sexual abuse of young girls.

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HMA v Daniel Cieslak

Friday, 17 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 17 March 2017, Lady Scott discharged Daniel Cieslak absolutely after the accused pled guilty to the rape of a 12-year-old girl.

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HMA v James McGowan

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 15 March 2017, Lady Scott sentenced James McGowan to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Owen Brannigan.

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HMA v Aldis Minakovskis

Friday, 10 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 10 March 2017, Lord Uist sentenced Aldis Minakovskis to 13 years and eight months imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Aigars Upenieks.

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