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…

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,…

Hoaxers spread misinformation about reporting restriction

Since the beginning of Sabine McNeill’s trial in November 2018, the pedlars of conspiracy fantasy have been trying to sow confusion and anger about one aspect of the trial: the reporting restriction which was put in place to protect certain witnesses. This video from The Tusk Force shows Devine in full voice, howling about this…

What really happened at Belinda McKenzie’s trial?

On Friday we reported that Belinda McKenzie had been convicted of contempt of court for having publicly identified a protected witness in Sabine McNeill’s recent trial. One of our readers attended Belinda’s trial, and was kind enough to write up this report of the proceedings: We entered Courtroom 3 a few minutes before the start…

Tracey Morris claims Sabine ‘set up’

On the eve of Sabine McNeill’s sentencing hearing—all right, the second half of her sentencing hearing—we were interested to note that Tracey Morris has chimed in, claiming that Sabine was stitched up and “made a scapegoat”, and that her trial should be voided: Sabine Kurjo was put on trial without the right to call upon…

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.…

Sabine McNeill on trial: Day 16

The “talking part” of Sabine McNeill’s trial on four counts of stalking and 17 counts of breaching a restraining order drew to a close today, with HHJ Sally Cahill QC delivering summaries of the prosecution and defence closing speeches for the jury’s benefit.  Judge’s summation of prosecution closing speech Judge Cahill noted that in her…