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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 KEVIN JOHN OGG

Thursday, 9 January, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty sentenced Kevin Ogg to four years and 10 months in prison after he pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs in Dundee and elsewhere on 8 November 2012.

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HMA v JAMES BROWN

Wednesday, 8 January, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Stewart sentenced James Brown to 8 years imprisonment after he was convicted of the assault of Samuel Joseph Smith on 6 July 2013.

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HMA v JAMES ANDREW ROBERT REEKIE

Monday, 23 December, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence on James Reekie with a custodial period of 10 years imprisonment and an extension period of 5 years after he pled guilty to offences concerning the sexual abuse of children.

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HMA v DANIEL ALASTAIR PAITA

Thursday, 19 December, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Stewart imposed an extended sentence of 16 years on Daniel Paita after he was covicted of the attempted murder of Barry Divers. The custodial part of the sentence will be 11 years followed by an extension period on licence of 5 years.

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HMA v RYAN STRANG

Wednesday, 18 December, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Armstrong imposed an extended sentence on Ryan Strang after he was convicted of assault and rape. The custodial part of the sentence will be eight years followed by an extension period of four years.

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