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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 Brian Charles Mackenzie

Friday, 4 March, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 4 March 2016, Lord Uist imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Brian Mackenzie with a punishment part of seven years after the accused was found guilty of rape and sexual assault charges.

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HMA v Robert Sinclair Richards

Wednesday, 24 February, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 24 February 2016, Lord Uist sentenced Robert Sinclair Richards to six years imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to having been concerned in the supplying of heroin and cocaine.

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HMA v Mark Armstrong

Wednesday, 17 February, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 17 February 2016, Lady Wise imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on Mark Armstrong with a punishment part of four years after the accused pled guilty to charges of assault and robbery and a charge of abduction, assault and rape.

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HMA v Stephen Reeson

Wednesday, 10 February, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Armstrong sentenced Stephen Reeson to 4 years in prison after he pled guilty to sexual offences against a minor.

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HMA v Robert Scott

Tuesday, 26 January, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 26 January 2016, Judge Arthurson QC sentenced Robert Scott to five years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault to severe injury and danger of life.

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