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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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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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HMA v Oran O’Neill

Friday, 20 December, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (20 December 2019) Judge Liddle sentenced Oran O’Neill to 6 years imprisonment after the offender was found guilty of rape.

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HMA v Allan McShannon

Friday, 20 December, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (20 December 2019) Lord Pentland sentenced Allan McShannon to 6 years imprisonment after the offender was convicted of four sexual offences.

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HMA v Jordan Walker

Thursday, 19 December, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow High Court today (19 December 2019) Lord Arthurson imposed an extended sentence of 9 years (custodial part 6 years) on Jordan Walker after the offender was convicted of abducting a woman and assaulting her to her severe injury.

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HMA v Leslie Fraser

Wednesday, 18 December, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (18 December 2019) Lord Beckett sentenced Leslie Fraser to life imprisonment, with a punishment part of 20 years, after he was found guilty of murder.

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HMA v Paul Alexander

Tuesday, 17 December, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (17 December 2019) Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Paul Alexander to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 22 years after he was found guilty of murder.

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