Yesterday we reported that Sabine had gone before the magistrate at Highbury Corner court, where she received a court date in late September, and was bailed “with no restrictions”, according to the ever-reliable Angela Power-Disney. We also noted that we wouldn’t rely on Angela’s reports that the sun rose in the east, nor that the sky was blue.
So it was no surprise to find that the World-Famous Journalist had fudged the facts just a little tiny bit.
However, the source of the correction did amuse us:
To be sure, we had to dredge through Neelu’s delusional prose to find the nuggets of reality, but they’re in there. Here’s what we managed to derive from this clipping (which is only about half what she actually wrote. You’re welcome):
PRESS RELEASE: 29 August 2016: UK London -Sabine McNeill was released today on bail from Holborn police station by District Judge Allison sitting on Bank Holiday Monday in the Highbury Corner Magistrates Court.
On 21 July 2016 Sabine was alleged to have posted material online in breach of a restraining order issued by HHJ Daniel Worsley in the Blackfriars Crown Court on 18 July 2016. The order bans naming of four witnesses.
Sabine was arrested on 5th August 2016 (and re-arrested on Saturday, 27 August, Neelu, but who’s counting?).
Sabine pleaded “Not Guilty” and is bailed to appear in the Blackfriars Crown Court on 26 September 2016 at 9.30am. Her new bail conditions prevent her going home to Germany or making any posts on Social Media. (We think this means “she is prevented from travelling abroad, and from posting on the internet until her trial is concluded next month”.)
See, Neelu? That’s how you write a media release.
So. Looks like it’s back to Blackfriars next month. Should be an interesting case, and we look forward to covering it.