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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 Alistair Hood

Wednesday, 8 June, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 8 June 2016, Lady Wolffe sentenced Alistair Hood to four years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault and robbery with an imitation firearm.

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HMA v Aaron Murphy

Tuesday, 7 June, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 7 June 2016, Lady Wolffe sentenced Aaron Murphy to 20 months detention after the accused pled guilty to a charge of causing the death of Dale Whillan by dangerous driving. He was also disqualified from driving for six years.

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HMA v Andrejs Trofimovs

Thursday, 2 June, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 2 June 201, Lady Wolffe imposed a community payback order of 225 hours on Andrejs Trofimovs, after the accused pled guilty to causing the death of Allan Joiner by driving without due care and attention. He was also disqualified from driving for a period of three years.

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HMA v Scott Steven Neil and Adam James Youngson

Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 1 June 2016, Lady Wolffe sentenced Adam Youngson to two years’ detention after the accused pled guilty to causing the death of William Sansgter by dangerous driving, and imposed a Community Payback Order on Scott Neil after he pled guilty to dangerous driving.

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HMA v Thomas Robertson

Tuesday, 31 May, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 31 May, Lord Boyd sentenced Thomas Robertson to an extended sentence of 13 years and eight months, with a custodial part of eight years, eight months, after the accused pled guilty to raping two young women.

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