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…

Further thoughts on Sabine’s sentencing hearing

A few days ago we offered an outline of the first half of Sabine McNeill’s sentencing hearing, which took place 19 December at Southwark Crown Court. As we mentioned, a prior case had been scheduled for Court 11, and took longer than expected, which pushed the timing of Sabine’s hearing much later in the afternoon,…

Some questions about Sabine’s trial

Sabine McNeill’s four-week-long trial, in which she was found guilty of four charges of stalking and six breaches of a restraining order, is all over bar the sentencing (set for 9 January 2019). In many ways it was quite an extraordinary event, and its ripple effects will be felt for a long time to come.…

Hampstead hoax victims describe 4 years of terror

We’ve heard from several people who attended the first instalment of Sabine McNeill’s sentencing hearing on Wednesday, who told us that the Victim Impact Statements read aloud in court offered a glimpse into how the victims of the Hampstead SRA hoax have experienced the past four years. Bearing in mind the reporting restrictions on the…