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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 John Bowman Kennedy

Monday, 5 September, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 5 September, Lord Pentland sentenced John Bowman Kennedy to an extended sentence of 11 years with eight years as the punishment part after he pled guilty to violent assault and rape.

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HMA v Justin Lee Lovell

Friday, 2 September, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston, today, 2 September, Lord Ericht sentenced Justin Lee Lovell to seven years imprisonment after the accused was convicted of rape.

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HMA v Felix Tsotover

Tuesday, 30 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 30 August 2016, Lady Scott sentenced Felix Tsotover to seven years’ imprisonment after the accused was convicted of rape and sexual assault.

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HMA v A & J Robertson

Monday, 29 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court today, 29 August 2016, Sheriff Graeme Napier imposed a fine of £23,500 on A & J Robertson after the accused company pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe system of work for an employee who was injured in the course of his duties.

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PF v Craig Lawson

Friday, 26 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At Dundee Sheriff Court today, 26 August 2016, Sheriff Alastair Brown imposed a community payback order on Craig Lawson with a requirement to undertake 225 hours of unpaid work after the accused pled guilty to tweeting a grossly offensive message about MPs.

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