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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 Mark Chung and Benjamin Kinnaird

Thursday, 6 July, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 6 July 2017, Lord Arthurson imposed an extended sentence of 15 years on Mark Chung and sentenced Benjamin Kinnaird to nine years’ imprisonment after the co-accused were found guilty of assault and armed robbery.

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HMA v Shane Ramsay

Monday, 3 July, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 3 July 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an extended sentence of nine years on Shane Ramsay after the accused was found guilty of rape and assault charges. The custodial part will be seven years, followed by an extension period of two years on licence.

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HMA v John Kevin Fox

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 28 June 2017, Lord Uist sentenced John Fox to 12 years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of a series of rape and assault charges.

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HMA v David Thomas Rodgers

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 28 June 2017, Lord Armstrong sentenced David Rodgers to eight years and eight months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the attempted murder of Jordan Junner.

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HMA v David Bruce Penman

Friday, 23 June, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 23 June 2017, Lord Uist made a risk assessment order in respect of David Bruce Penman after the accused was found guilty of rape and other sexual offences committed against fellow pupils at the Royal Blind School. A risk assessment report will be prepared to allow the judge to make an informed decision as to whether it is appropriate to impose an Order for Lifelong Restriction.

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