Sabine McNeill on trial: Day 9

First thing this morning, HHJ Sally Cahill QC gave a stern lecture to those of us in the public gallery, reminding the small group assembled that this trial has reporting restrictions to protect the identities of all children involved in the Hampstead matter. She reminded us in pointed terms that the restriction includes “any speech,…

Sabine McNeill on trial: Day 8

We are pleased to report that after the shenanigans on Tuesday and Wednesday, Day 8 of Sabine McNeill’s trial on 17 counts of violating a restraining order and four counts of stalking was quiet and business-like. Oh, and it started more or less on time, as well!  Witness 2, continued Witness 2 from yesterday continued…

Sabine McNeill on trial: Day 7

Yesterday we reported on the surprise arrest of Paul Rogers, aka Eddieisok, who was accused of contempt of court due to having uploaded videos containing the name of a witness in Sabine McNeill’s trial, in contravention of a reporting restriction.  Readers may also be aware of a number of threats against the judge in Sabine’s…

Sabine McNeill on trial: Day 6

Sabine McNeill’s trial on 17 charges of violating a restraining order and four charges of stalking ground to a complete halt today, for reasons completely unconnected to her transportation to and from Bronzefield Prison.  Rather, the problem today originated with a person who has until now had almost no connection to the Hampstead SRA hoax.…

Sabine McNeill on trial: Day 5

During the first week of Sabine McNeill’s trial at Southwark Crown Court, a recurring theme was the issue of transporting the defendant to court in time for a 10:30 a.m. start. This morning, she didn’t turn up at all.  Those of us waiting it the halls were asked to return at 11:20, and then at…

Sabine McNeill on trial: In the corridors

As readers will know (well, all except Neelu, who we hear turned up looking for the trial Friday), court was adjourned on Thursday afternoon until Monday morning, as the judge had professional duties elsewhere.  So rather than our daily court report, we thought we would update you on the various goings-on in the corridors, where…

Sabine McNeill on trial: Day 4

Yesterday the court heard from a witness, Mr Greenwood, via direct link, which failed twice. HHJ Sally Cahill QC was quite displeased at this turn of events, and ordered that Mr Greenwood’s cross-examination take place in person, so he was the first witness in the box this morning.  Witness 2 cross-examination Tana Adkin QC reviewed…