Last October we reported that Jake Clarke had been found guilty of harassment in a trial at Willesden Magistrate’s Court, and had been sentenced to a six-month custodial sentence, suspended for one year. His sentence included a five-year criminal behaviour order (CBO), which required that he delete all Hampstead hoax-related material from his social media accounts, and refrain from publishing or republishing, saying, or printing anything on- or off-line about the hoax.
In his sentencing, DJ Billings remarked that he did not wish to make a hero of Jake by imposing an immediate custodial sentence.
Despite this, Jake appealed the verdict and sentence, and yesterday his two-day appeal hearing began at Harrow Crown Court.
We did not attend, though apparently certain online characters claim to have spied representatives of this blog in the public gallery; see our previous remarks about how the Hoaxtead mob imagine they see us ’round every corner.
Jake’s hearing will wrap up tomorrow, and we will bring the results once we know them.