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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 Ryan Wilson

Wednesday, 29 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Woolman sentenced Ryan Wilson to 16 months in prison after he pled guilty to a number charges, including one charge of sexual assault.

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HMA v Allan Fraser

Tuesday, 28 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 28 March 2017, Lady Scott imposed an extended sentence of 10-and-a-half years on Allan Fraser after the accused pled guilty to the sexual abuse of three children. The custodial period will be seven-and-a-half years, followed by an extended period of licence of three years.

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HMA v David Allan and Liam McMeechan

Friday, 24 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 24 March 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an extended sentence of nine years on Liam McMeechan after the accused pled guilty to assault to severe injury and attempted robbery. Lord Boyd of Duncansby also sentenced the co-accused David Allan to two years and eight months imprisonment after he pled guilty to assault and attempted robbery.

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HMA v Ross Torrance

Thursday, 23 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 23 March 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Ross Torrance to four years and eight months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault and robbery.

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HMA v Eric Francis Rafferty

Thursday, 23 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 23 March 2017, Lord Uist sentenced Eric Rafferty to 15 years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of repeated rape and sexual abuse of young girls.

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