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…

BREAKING: ‘Alan Alanson’ sentenced to 9 months

Alan Colley, known to Hampstead hoax followers as “Alan Alanson”, was sentenced to nine months in prison at Newcastle Crown Court earlier today. Colley/Alanson also received a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), which will remain in place until a further order supersedes it. Colley had originally faced charges of Harassment 4, “harassment putting people in fear…

‘Alanson’ pleads guilty to malicious communications

A Hampstead hoax believer who calls himself “Alan Alanson” yesterday faced charges of stalking in relation to protected witnesses, but pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of malicious communications at Newcastle Crown Court. “Alanson”, whose real surname was revealed to be Colley, had previously attempted to claim on this blog that he had not been…

Sabine’s posts: Going, going, gone?

While Sabine McNeill still faces her final sentencing hearing on 9 January, one aspect of her sentence has already been put in motion. At the first hearing on 19 December 2018, it was decided that a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) would be put in place, and that the restraining order which was put in place…