Sabine McNeill on trial: Day 8

We are pleased to report that after the shenanigans on Tuesday and Wednesday, Day 8 of Sabine McNeill’s trial on 17 counts of violating a restraining order and four counts of stalking was quiet and business-like. Oh, and it started more or less on time, as well!  Witness 2, continued Witness 2 from yesterday continued…

Sabine McNeill on trial: Day 7

Yesterday we reported on the surprise arrest of Paul Rogers, aka Eddieisok, who was accused of contempt of court due to having uploaded videos containing the name of a witness in Sabine McNeill’s trial, in contravention of a reporting restriction.  Readers may also be aware of a number of threats against the judge in Sabine’s…

Sabine McNeill on trial: Day 5

During the first week of Sabine McNeill’s trial at Southwark Crown Court, a recurring theme was the issue of transporting the defendant to court in time for a 10:30 a.m. start. This morning, she didn’t turn up at all.  Those of us waiting it the halls were asked to return at 11:20, and then at…

Sabine McNeill on trial: Day 4

Yesterday the court heard from a witness, Mr Greenwood, via direct link, which failed twice. HHJ Sally Cahill QC was quite displeased at this turn of events, and ordered that Mr Greenwood’s cross-examination take place in person, so he was the first witness in the box this morning.  Witness 1 cross-examination Tana Adkin QC reviewed…

Sabine McNeill on trial: Day 3

One thing we’ve learned about trials (in our vast data-set of two) is that if something can go wrong it will. Oh, and things always take longer than one expects them to. Such was the case today during Sabine McNeill’s trial on four counts of stalking and 17 counts of violating a restraining order. Witness…

Sabine McNeill on trial: Day 2

While yesterday was a bit of a snooze-fest at Southwark Crown Court, the venue where Sabine McNeill currently faces four counts of stalking and 17 counts of violating a restraining order, today’s proceedings moved along at a good clip.  Announcing that there would be no proceedings on Friday, HHJ Sally Cahill QC asked the jurors…

Sabine McNeill on trial: Day 1

The first day of any longish trial often seems to be devoted to procedural matters, and the first day of Sabine McNeill’s trial on 17 counts of violating a restraining order and four counts of harassment causing distress and alarm was no exception.  The trial, before HHJ Sally Cahill QC, is taking place at Southwark…