Thanks to regular commenter JW for pointing out that Sabine McNeill will be attending Blackfriars Crown Court at 10:00 a.m. Monday morning, 17 October. The case is listed for “further case management” pertaining to two charges of breaching the restraining order which was imposed following Sabine’s July trial, with Neelu Berry, on charges of conspiracy to commit witness intimidation.
The trial ended in acquittal, but restraining orders were imposed on both Sabine and Neelu, prohibiting them from publishing any material relating to the four witnesses who testified at the trial, and from making “any allegations of cannibalism, sexual child abuse or satanism, at any time at or in relation to Christchurch or Christchurch primary school”.
Sabine was arrested on 4 August on charges relating to breach of the restraining order, but was released on bail within 24 hours.
On 10 August she and her solicitor attended court and were able to have her bail conditions removed; these conditions included the ability to leave the UK, as well as to publish on the internet.
She was bailed to return to Colindale Police Station on Saturday, 27 August, where she was once again arrested and remanded into custody, this time for nearly two days. On Monday, 29 August, she was charged at Highbury magistrates court with two counts of breaching her restraining order.
Her first hearing for plea and case management was held on 26 September, and it’s expected that should she plead not guilty to the charges against her, her trial will be scheduled for 9 January, 2017.
We will continue to post updates as they come in. As with all cases which are currently sub judice, we would ask our readers to refrain from publicly speculating on the process or outcome of the case.