Reliable sources inform us that Neelu will be back in court on 26 February in an attempt to have the charge of witness intimidation dropped.
No reason was given for this new turn of events, but then we’re talking about Neelu. Most likely Mother Sekhmet and Lord Ashtray sent her legal team instructions via Roger the Eight-foot Butterfly.
Meanwhile, Sabine will return to court to enter another plea (we’re guessing ‘Not guilty’) on March 7.
Apparently her first plea was entered in magistrate’s court, while the upcoming one will be entered in Crown Court.
This could potentially be good news for those of us who’d like to see Sabine serve some time for her central role in the Hampstead hoax, as the move up to Crown Court means they want to give her more than six months if convicted. Magistrate’s courts are limited to maximum six-month sentences.
We’re informed that in fact, Magistrate’s courts may impose up to 12-month sentences if there is more than one offence. Here’s a handy guide for those who’d like to know more: https://www.gov.uk/courts/magistrates-courts