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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.  If you would like to receive these as soon as they are issued sign up for RSS feeds.

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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.

HMA v Ross Kenneth Wilkinson

Wednesday, 18 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen today (18 October 2017) Lord Uist sentenced Ross Wilkinson to five years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape. On sentencing Lord Uist made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Robert Letham

Tuesday, 17 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (17 October 2017) Lady Rae sentenced Robert Letham to life imprisonment (punishment part 22 years and 3 months) after the accused was found guilty of murder and a number of other offences. On sentencing Lady Rae made the following statement in court:

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PF v Zackary Ramsay Welsh

Friday, 13 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the Sheriff Court in Edinburgh today Sheriff Donald Corke sentenced Zackary Welsh to six months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to leaving a threatening and abusive voicemail message for Lucy Frazer QC MP at her constituency office. On sentencing, Sheriff Corke made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Robert Michael John Simmons

Wednesday, 11 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At Lerwick Sheriff Court today, 11 October 2017, Sheriff Philip Mann sentenced Robert Simmons to two years and eight months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to domestic abuse offences.

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HMA v Kevin Power

Tuesday, 10 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Judge Hughes sentenced Kevin Power to a total of eight years and six months imprisonment together with an extended sentence of eighteen months after he was found guilty of being involved in the supply of a controlled drug, assault, demanding money and attempted extortion. On sentencing Judge Hughes made the following statement in court:

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