Sabine McNeill’s appeal judgment published in full

Many thanks to commenter Exiled Scouser for pointing us in the direction of BAILII, where the full written judgment from Sabine McNeill’s appeal has now been posted. The judgment itself contains few surprises, and deviates little from our report on 30 July. It does make some minor factual errors—rather than identifying the two children in…

Sabine McNeill to appeal sentence this week

Sabine McNeill, who was found guilty in December 2018 on four counts of stalking and six counts of breaching her 2016 restraining order, has received leave to appeal her nine-year sentence, reduced from 12 years on account of her age. Her appeal will be heard on Tuesday, 30 July, at the Royal Courts of Justice…

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…