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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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Court of Criminal Appeal to sit in Glasgow

On Tuesday 19 March, (tomorrow), the Lord Justice General will chair a sitting of the criminal appeal court in Glasgow’s High Court at Saltmarket.

This is the first time ever that the appeal court under the chairmanship of the Lord Justice General has held a sitting outside of Edinburgh.

The Lord Justice General, the Right Hon Lord Gill, will sit with the Right Hon Lord Eassie and the Right Hon Lady Smith.

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