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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 Andrew Docherty & others

Tuesday, 20 June, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Lord Matthews sentenced 5 men to imprisonment for being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

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HMA v Frederick Wilson Talbot

Thursday, 15 June, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At Lanark Sheriff Court today, Sheriff Nikola Stewart sentenced Frederick Talbot to four years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of indecently assaulting school children.

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HMA v Edwin McLaren and Lorraine McLaren

Tuesday, 13 June, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 13 June 2017, Lord Stewart sentenced Edwin McLaren to 11 years’ imprisonment and Lorraine McLaren to two-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the two accused were found guilty of fraud and money laundering.

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HMA v Craig James Hunter

Tuesday, 13 June, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Lord Uist sentenced Craig Hunter to 5 years and 219 days imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin.

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HMA v Robert Coleman

Monday, 12 June, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 12 June 2017, Lady Scott sentenced Robert Coleman to two years and eight months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assaulting Stephen Haggerty to his severe injury and to the danger of his life by driving a car at him.

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