Thank you, Angie!

As a youngster, I was taught that whenever anybody gave me a gift (whether I liked it or not, and yes, I’m thinking of a particularly ugly raincoat I received for one birthday, not that I’m still bitter), a thank-you note was in order. So here goes. Dear Angela, Thank you ever so much for…

Send in the clowns

With his erstwhile friend John Paterson having pleaded guilty and now facing sentencing on two counts of stalking and one of malicious communications, Andy Devine is still flailing away, posting his bizarre screeds on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn…basically anywhere that’ll have him. In a Facebook offering last week, Devine wrote (IN ALL CAPS WITH HAPHAZARD PUNCTUATION…

Coming in from the cold

When I shuttered this blog in late October 2019, I knew that the time leading up to John Paterson’s trial was going to be challenging in many ways. Granted, back then I thought it would be a couple of months, not a year and a half, but still. I knew it wasn’t going to be…

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…

Video share: The saga of Rupert Quaintance

In today’s video instalment we take a trip down memory lane—it’s been almost two years since Rupert Quaintance was found guilty of stalking Hampstead families, and was sentenced to nine months in Wandworth Prison. We think it’s time to take a fair and balanced look back at the case which preoccupied us all while it…

Police inertia allowed Hampstead hoax to grow

In the most recent video on the Hoaxtead Research YouTube channel, we addressed an issue which hasn’t really been publicly aired in the past: how was the outcome of this hoax shaped by the reactions (or non-reactions) of the police? Yesterday, regular commenter Steved observed, The accusers who may find themselves either in jail or…

Video share: Sabine McNeill, Hoax Promoter

Just when you think there’s nothing more to be said about Sabine McNeill… In today’s video we take a look at Sabine’s involvement in one of the important antecedents to the Hampstead SRA hoax, and we talk about how the police and courts failed the families of Hampstead, leaving them vulnerable to harassment by Sabine…

Has Sabine won leave to appeal her sentence?

On Saturday night in a live-streamed video with Ramola D. Reports, Neelu Berry announced that her friend Sabine McNeill had received leave to appeal her nine-year prison sentence on four charges of stalking and six charges of breach of restraining order. According to Neelu, Sabine has appealed her nine-year sentence and she’s been successful, she’s…

Sabine McNeill

Who ‘invited’ Sabine to speak at IICSA Truth Project?

As we mentioned yesterday, the issue of Sabine’s having been invited to present her story of the Hampstead SRA hoax to the Truth Project of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is a puzzling one. While the Inquiry rejected her application for Core Participant status in the Westminster strand of its investigation, we…