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HMA v Bala Chinda

Friday, 20 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen today, 20 January 2017, Lord Beckett sentenced Bala Chinda to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18 years after the accused was found guilty of the rape and murder of Jessica McGraa.

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HMA v Steven Jackson and Michelle Higgins

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today, 17 January 2017, Lady Rae sentenced Steven Jackson to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 26 years after the accused was convicted of the murder of Kimberley MacKenzie, while his co-accused Michelle Higgins was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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HMA v Joshua English

Friday, 13 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 13 January 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Joshua English to there-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

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HMA v Harry Hood and Ross Russell

Friday, 13 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 12 January 2017, Judge William Dunlop QC sentenced Harry Hood and Ross Russell to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 14 years after the two accused were found guilty of the murder of Arthur Green.

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HMA v John Carignani

Thursday, 12 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 12 January 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced John Carignani to an extended sentence of seven-and-a-half years’ imprisonment, after the accused pleaded guilty to the rape of a 10-year-old girl. The custodial part shall be four years six months, with an extension period of three years on licence.

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HMA v Gary Timoney

Wednesday, 11 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 11 January 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Gary Timoney to four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to robbery with an imitation firearm.

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HMA v Stephen Wright

Tuesday, 10 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 10 January 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Stephen Wright to four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to armed robbery.

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HMA v Ross Nelson

Friday, 6 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 6 January 2017, Lady Scott imposed a Community Payback Order upon Ross Nelson after the accused pled guilty to causing the death of Brenda Donaldson by careless driving.

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HMA v Craig Services & Access Limited, Donald Craig and J M Access Solutions Ltd

Friday, 6 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At Airdrie Sheriff Court today, 6 January 2017, Sheriff Petra Collins sentenced Donald Craig to two years’ imprisonment for breaches of health and safety law after his company Craig Services & Access Limited hired out an unsafe cherry picker which buckled while it was in use, causing the death of Gary Currie. Craig Services was fined a total of £61,000 for breaching its duty to ensure that those using the cherry picker were not exposed to the risk of injury or death, for failing to maintain the equipment and for hiring it out when it had not been certified as safe. J M Access Solutions Ltd was also fined £30,000 for breaching its duty to ensure that those using the cherry picker were not exposed to risks of serious injury or death, by failing to carry out an adequate Thorough Examination.

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HMA v Michael Lever

Thursday, 22 December, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 22 December 2016, Lady Rae imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on Michael Lever with a punishment part of four years and six months after the accused was convicted of raping two women.

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