Edward Ellis: The final straw?

The last time we saw Neelu Berry, she was departing the public gallery at Sabine McNeill’s trial, making good speed just ahead of the court officer. Until that time, we had not realised that Neelu is actually part jackrabbit. When that woman is motivated, she can travel! Since then she has kept a relatively low…

Jake Clarke loses appeal

Following a two-day hearing at Harrow Crown Court, on Friday Jake Clarke lost his appeal against last October’s conviction in Magistrates court for harassment of two individuals related to the Hampstead Satanic ritual abuse hoax. As with Sabine McNeill’s trial, these individuals are protected by a reporting restriction which prevents their being named. We have…

Jake Clarke appeals verdict, sentence

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…

Sentencing remarks clarify Sabine’s 9-year sentence

Wednesday’s announcement that Sabine McNeill had been sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment for stalking and breaches of her restraining order has sent a powerful message to those who would continue to harass and stalk the people of Hampstead. Even amongst those who supported a longer prison term, few expected that Sabine would receive more than…

Belinda McKenzie on trial for contempt of court

Belinda McKenzie is to attend Southwark Crown Court at 10:00 a.m. today to face a charge of contempt of court related to the recently concluded trial of Sabine McNeill. Belinda was charged in court on 10 December, when it was alleged that she made a Facebook post which was in breach of the publication restriction…