As we mentioned the other day, next week’s going to be a busy week for our little Hoaxtead crew: Sabine and Belinda are due in court on Tuesday, 1st December, while Neelu Berry will have her turn the following day. She’ll be answering charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice, and let’s hope it all goes a bit better than it did last month.
At that time, the CPS’s case collapsed, primarily due to two factors:
- Two of their witnesses were not present, as one was abroad and the other withdrew her statement as she stated she was too afraid of repercussions to testify.
- While the CPS knew that the two witnesses would not be available, they said they were unable to determine whether their evidence would be essential until they’d seen the CCTV recording, which was not received until the afternoon before the trial. When they did get it, they realised it wouldn’t be sufficient without the evidence provided by the witnesses, so they requested an adjournment, which was denied.
And so it all went down the toilet, and Neelu walked out of the court victorious.
This time, we thought we’d offer the CPS a helping hand, well in advance of the court date.
Of course we don’t have the CCTV recordings, but we do have a video which appears to have been made by Neelu herself, while she was in hot pursuit of an elderly priest.
We would recognise her voice anywhere:
(Many thanks to one of our readers, who squirreled this bit of evidence away some time ago, thinking it might come in handy one day.)
As for the bit about ‘perverting the course of justice’, we believe that had to do with Neelu’s publicising of the witnesses’ names and statements. Should the CPS not have access to that material, it can be found on one of Sabine’s blogs.
We’re not listing the link here, as we don’t wish to send more viewers to that site, but we do have a screenshot that details the contents of the link:
The witness statements mentioned above go into some detail about each witness’s experience during the time that Neelu and her friends were demonstrating at the church, banging on the doors, and peering in through the nursery windows to look for evidence of ‘satanic practices’. They describe the fear the witnesses felt—including one whose young child was present at the time—and their concern for their own safety.
While Sabine was the one who put these on her blog, she did not acquire them from the æther: Neelu gave them to her.
If it can be shown that Neelu did this in the knowledge and expectation that Sabine would make them public (as is Sabine’s wont), this would constitute evidence of conspiring to intimidate witnesses. It is a very likely explanation as to why no witnesses were willing to turn up at the courts last month.
We sincerely hope that this information has already been made available to the police and CPS; just in case, though, we’ve forwarded it to them as a precaution.
And we’ll look forward to the results of next week’s court date.