Link between school arsonist and Hampstead hoax

Yesterday we wrote about Philip Day, who was found guilty this week of having pursued a campaign of harassment against teachers in a Cheshire school, which culminated in his setting fire to the school. One of the charges of which Day was found guilty related to his having also burned down a 700-year old house…

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…

Facebook’s new oversight board: Will it help?

Anyone who has had much experience with reporting illegal or harassing posts on Facebook will attest that it’s a profoundly discouraging experience. In the four years since Sabine McNeill released videos of P and Q, many of our commenters have reported hundreds if not thousands of posts to Facebook, only to receive the infuriating response,…

No change in Sabine’s trial date: Belinda

On Tuesday while Neelu’s courtroom drama was playing out, another hearing was held at Southwark Crown Court, this one to determine whether Sabine McNeill’s trial date should be brought forward to August (as Angela has been claiming it already has). We are most grateful to Wesley Hall for kindly posting Belinda’s summary of the hearing,…

Neelu’s version: Post-truthiness, half-facts, and lies

In this age of “post-truth”, it can be difficult to know just who to believe. However, in certain instances the choice becomes extremely clear: anything that issues from the general direction of Neelu Berry ought to be viewed with extreme suspicion. For example, yesterday she posted this on her Facebook profile: Thoughts of the Day…

Australian blogger jailed for contempt: A lesson for our courts?

A ruling yesterday in the Supreme Court of New South Wales saw blogger Shane Dowling sentenced to four months’ imprisonment for contempt of court, following his refusal to obey a court order to remove defamatory material from his blog, Kangaroo Court of Australia. Reading the judgement on the case, we were struck by several similarities…

Angela Power-Disney finds herself in hot water

For the third day running, Angela Power-Disney has live-streamed a Facebook video concerning an in camera family court case in which she has been meddling. But last night’s “#BabyH update” came with a difference. Angie opened with this: I’ve just been served with papers, as have the parents, following papers we served this morning both…