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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 Eric Schrickel

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 17 May 2017, Lord Armstrong sentenced Eric Schrickel to seven years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape and sexual assault.

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HMA v Neil Ireland

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 17 May 2017, Lord Uist sentenced Neil Ireland to 10 years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of repeatedly raping two women and sexually assaulting two other women.

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HMA v Michael J Holland

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Woolman sentenced Michael Holland to 4 years in prison after the accused was found guilty of 4 drug related offences including the supply of cocaine.

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HMA v Robert Russell

Tuesday, 2 May, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Lord Clark sentenced Robert Russell to an extended sentence of 12 years, with 9 years imprisonment, after the accused was found guilty of 11 charges of sexual abuse.

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HMA v Paul Brian Moffat

Wednesday, 26 April, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 26 April 2017, Lord Matthews imposed an extended sentence of ten years on Paul Moffat after the accused was found guilty of raping and sexually abusing a four-year-old girl. The custodial element will be eight years, followed by an extension period two years on licence.

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