Rupert Quaintance attended Hendon Magistrates Court this morning, where he was charged with five counts of Harassment 4, harassment putting people in fear of violence. He pleaded not guilty to all five counts. His case will now proceed to Southwark Crown Court for plea and directions 28 March 2017.
Under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, Harassment 4 charges will be brought against a suspect whose “conduct causes another to fear, on at least two occasions, that violence will be used against him…if he knows or ought to know that his course of conduct will cause the other so to fear on each of those occasions”.
Referring to Rupert’s appearances on two American YouTube interviews over the past month, the court reiterated the terms of his bail conditions, and stated that such interviews were not acceptable.
We understand that Rupert has now obtained the services of a solicitor, Mr Noam Almaz, who has also represented Sabine McNeill. Mr Almaz’ mother, Pamela, is a member of Sabine McNeill and Belinda McKenzie’s Association of McKenzie Friends.
As always, while this case is sub judice we would ask our readers to refrain from speculation as to its outcome.