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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 Jacqueline McPhie

Tuesday, 12 July, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Wise sentenced Jacqueline McPhie to three years and four months imprisonment after she pled guilty to a charge of fraud.

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HMA v Lanna Louise Monaghan

Monday, 11 July, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow, Lady Rae sentenced Lanna Monaghan to 3 years, 4 months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to offences involving the physical abuse of a toddler including the use of an electric dog collar.

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HMA v Martin Cameron

Monday, 11 July, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Judge Arthurson sentenced Martin Cameron to 2 years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to causing the death of an elderly woman by careless driving.

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HMA v Patrick Gwatidzo

Friday, 8 July, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Judge Arthurson QC sentenced Patrick Gwatidzo to an extended sentence of 10 years with a custodial term of 7 years after he was found guilty of sexual offences.

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Determination following examination of facts in HMA v George Watson

Friday, 8 July, 2016
Sentencing Statements

High Court Edinburgh. At the conclusion of the examination of facts in this case Lord Pentland acquitted the accused of all the charges on the indictment.

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