Sabine McNeill has been keeping a low profile of late, which is probably wise on her part. The last time we reported on her activities, it was to note that she had been invited to the police station for an interview in mid-July. While the results of that interview have not been made public, Sabine dropped some interesting hints in a post yesterday on one of her many blogs—this time it was My Hot Yoga Story.
Despite its name, which sounds more like a soft-porn confessional than a public whinge-a-thon, this is where Sabine goes to nurse her various grievances concerning her hip which was dislocated in the 1970s, and other physical ailments. A better name for the blog, we think, might be “Sabine’s Organ Recital”.
In yesterday’s post, Sabine shared more than anyone really wants to know about her physical complaints (though she does admit that she no longer needs sticks to walk, which will make life easier for the next police officer who arrests her, we’re certain).
The fun starts toward the end of the post, when she cannot help complaining about her alleged mistreatment at the hands of the evil authorities. Take it away, Sabine!
So here’s the latest: apparently Sabine’s many arrests have led to her having nightmares, which affects her abdomen: “Fear of shock arrests seems to sit in the belly and give me pain there”. Gosh, that’s really too bad! Perhaps if she didn’t violate her restraining order and get arrested so often, her bellyaching would ease up. Just a thought.
Here’s an interesting titbit, which might have arisen from Sabine’s latest police interview:
The ‘Return to Bail’ date on 14 October will determine whether I am going to be charged with having violated the Restraining Order: the Police are still investigating me as a ‘criminal suspect’, i.e. they are desperately trying to criminalise me and others who support the children. Police have kept 3 laptops and 3 external disks since 04 November 2016 for that purpose and my solicitor has to take them to court to get my property back – pro bono – as Legal Aid does not cover this!
The October 14 date is interesting, as it’s the same date mentioned by Belinda when she was speculating that she could be charged and tried on issues relating to the Hampstead SRA hoax. Sabine’s allegation that the police are “trying to criminalise” her is just a bit rich, given that she insists on violating her restraining order, but refuses to take responsibility for having done so.
As for her (and Neelu’s) contention that the restraining orders should never have been handed down, we’ve been over this…and over it…and over it. It is perfectly legal, following a criminal trial in which the case is dismissed, to issue restraining orders:
This clip from the CPS legal guide to restraining orders spells it out very clearly. We don’t know why Sabine, who professes some knowledge of the law in her role as McKenzie friend, cannot seem to grasp it: “Section 12 of the DVCVA 2004 introduced section 5A into the PHA 1997, which allows the court to make a restraining order after acquitting a defendant of any offence if the court considers it necessary to do so to protect a person from harassment from the defendant”.
Short of posting it in red, white, and blue flashing neon lights, we’re not sure how much clearer we can be on this point. The restraining orders were made legally, and they were proportionate to the situation and the behaviour of the defendants in last year’s trial. End of. Again, interesting: in the past, Sabine has usually given “no comment” interviews, presumably at the direction of her solicitors. Does the fact that at her last interview she had “said everything that (she) needed to say” mean that Sabine has “spilled the beans” in any way? Or does it just mean that she spent the interview haranguing the officer in charge (a much more likely, if less fascinating, scenario).
When Sabine was fleeing the law and waiting in Germany for the heat to die down, some enterprising citizens realised that if she was not currently resident in the UK, she had no business receiving her DWP payments. She has spent a great deal of time and energy since her return, attempting to have the payments resumed.
When she speaks of living off “the charity of friends, supporters and activists”, we wonder who on earth she could possibly mean? Hmm….
And finally, it seems that Sabine’s response to her legal troubles is not to cease and desist violating her restraining order, but to blame the police for arresting her. So she’s doing her usual thing: making spurious complaint after spurious complaint in an effort to slow down the system with busywork. We sincerely hope that the police and other authorities see this behaviour for what it is, and put a stop to it.
Also: “An Application for Serious Case Review is before the relevant Safeguarding Children’s Board”.
All we can say is yeah, good luck with that.