Sabine McNeill attended her bail return appointment yesterday, and was charged with four counts of stalking causing fear of violence or serious alarm or distress, as well as six counts of breaching her restraining order.
The stalking charges fall under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.
The restraining order in question is the lifetime order which was issued to Sabine and her co-defendant Neelu Berry on 19 July 2016. That order states that she is
- …prohibited from contacting directly or indirectly by herself or by any person acting as her agent, or by any means whatsoever:
ANY PERSON WHO TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF SABINE MCNEILL IS OR HAS BEEN CLERGY AT CHRISTCHURCH, HAMPSTEAD SQUARE, LONDON, NW3, OR THE STAFF OR A PUPIL AT CHRISTCHURCH PRIMARY SCHOOL, CHRISTCHURCH HILL, LONDON, NW3. …
3. Not to make public in any way, including on the internet by any blog or otherwise including by re-publication of material already made public before the making of this order;
A) Anything relating to any persons set out in Paragraph 1 above;
B) Any allegations of cannibalism, sexual child abuse or satanism, at any time at or in relation to Christchurch or Christchurch Primary School.
These charges most likely came as a surprise to Sabine, who stated last month on her blog that she believed the police would be unable to charge her at this month’s bail return: We understand that Sabine will be in court on 8 December, at which time she will enter a plea. We will continue to cover this case as it unfolds.
We’d like to take this opportunity to remind readers that once charges have been laid against a suspect, it is against the law to speculate as to the outcome of the case. Thanks for your co-operation!