RSS Feed

Sentencing Statements

Exchequer SignClick to enlarge image

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.

We also issue tweets to alert our followers as soon as statements are published. Follow Us.  

For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

Click here if you would like information about victims of crimes and sentencing.

HMA v Alasdair Uisden McCulloch

Thursday, 14 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 14 June 2018, Lord Arthurson sentenced Alasdair McCulloch to four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour towards children.

Find out more

HMA v Traherne Effon Williams

Tuesday, 12 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 12 June 2018, Lord Matthews sentenced Traherne Williams to six-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of his baby daughter.

Find out more

HMA v Roger John Crossan

Tuesday, 12 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 12 June 2018, Lady Scott sentenced Roger Crossan to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 21 years after the accused pled guilty to the murder of Moira Gilbertson.

Find out more

HMA v Samuel Wilson

Friday, 8 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 8 June 2018, Lady Rae sentenced Samuel Wilson to 18 months’ imprisonment, having found him guilty of contempt of court for prevaricating while giving evidence in a High Court drugs trial.

Find out more

HMA v Alin Jar

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 6 June 2018, Lord Woolman sentenced Alin Jar to six years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of causing the death of Jamesina Stewart by dangerous driving. He was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for a period of eight years.

Find out more