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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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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths on Erskine Bridge

Tuesday, 1 May, 2012
Fatal Accident Inquiries

Summary of FAI Determination. Sheriff Ruth Anderson QC. Sheriff of North Strathclyde at Paisley

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Gordon Stewart Lennon

Tuesday, 21 February, 2012
Fatal Accident Inquiries

Summary of the Determination issued by Sheriff Alasdair MacFadyen SHERIFFDOM OF GRAMPIAN, HIGHLAND AND ISLANDS AT DINGWALL

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FAI into the deaths of Agnes Nicol, George Johnstone & Andrew Ritchie

Thursday, 16 February, 2012
Fatal Accident Inquiries

Summary of the Fatal Accident Inquiry Determination issued by Sheriff Dickson

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Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Margaret Allison Hume

Wednesday, 16 November, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A Summary of the Determination issued by Sheriff Desmond J Leslie, Sheriff for North Strathclyde at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court is now available

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FAI into deaths of CRAIG CURRIE, WILLIAM CARTY, STEPHEN CARTY and THOMAS DOUGLAS

Monday, 10 October, 2011
Fatal Accident Inquiries

A Fatal Accident Inquiry has found that the deaths of four men who died on Loch Awe on 20 March 2009 was due to “cold water immersion”.

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