Pensioner, 74, ‘made lives of innocent families a misery as she claimed secret primary school devil worship ring drank babies’ blood and cooked children in secret room at McDonald’s’
- Sabine McNeill, 74, claimed there was a satanic cult operating in Hampstead
- She reported her allegations to police who interviewed two alleged victims
- Police began investigating McNeill after determining the claims were baseless
- McNeill denies four counts of harassment and 17 breaches of restraining orders
Sabine McNeill, 74, allegedly directed a campaign to uncover claims of devil worship in Hampstead primary school
A pensioner, described as an ‘online troll of the worst kind’, made the lives of innocent families a misery as she accused parents of satanic abuse, a court heard.
Sabine McNeill, 74, allegedly directed a campaign to uncover claims of devil worship and child abuse at a primary school in Hampstead, northwest London.
Miranda Moore, prosecuting, said she harassed four mothers, who cannot be named, from 2014 until earlier this year.
She said: ‘This relates to four totally innocent women who have had their lives turned completely upside down by this defendant.’
McNeill published ‘scandalous satanic child abuse accusations’ and encouraged people ‘to take direct action against the children of these women.’
She allegedly published details of the cult, saying: ‘They would drink the blood of babies and then dance around wearing the skulls on parts of their bodies.
‘They would put them to sleep by injecting them, slit their throats, cook the babies and eat them.’
McNeill even claimed babies were cooked in a secret room in a McDonald’s restaurant on Finchley Road: ‘The ritual is performed on an upstairs room in McDonald’s on Mondays and Fridays.
‘Sacrifice, blood drinking and babies’ flesh eating occurs on Saturdays. The children are frequently injected and put to sleep, apparently the school nurse is the one who does the injections.
McNeill claimed up to 18 teachers from the primary school were also involved in abusing children.
She said members of the cult – from all walks of society – carried out satanic rituals in secret rooms at a Hampstead church.
Referring to McNeill’s claims, the prosecutor said: ‘There is someone who works in Costa Coffee, a solicitor, someone who works in Waitrose, people who work in Hampstead police station, then we have got people from the Royal Free Hospital, social services and finishing up with people from the Brownies.’
Ms Moore told the court: ‘In September 2014 the Metropolitan Police received reports of wide spread child abuse. Satanic child rape and murder in churches in Hampstead in north London.
‘These allegations surround two small children, commonly referred to as P and Q.’
She said police initially took the complaints seriously and interviewed the children.
Blackfriars Crown Court heard McNeill denies four counts of harassment and 17 counts of breaching a restraining order
The matter eventually reached the High Court and Mrs Justice Pauffley ruled that the accusations relating to the cult were ‘baseless.’
But recordings of the children’s police interviews surfaced online and McNeill began her campaign to uncover the alleged cult, said Ms Moore.
‘All of this is completely fake and as a result of Ms McNeill’s activities, these woman have had to change their lives drastically – they have had to take their children out of school, they have had to protect their children.’
Jurors heard one parent was forced to install a panic alarm and another was approached by a paedophile online looking to sleep with her child, ‘making her physically sick.’
Describing how McNeill directed the campaign, Ms Moore added: ‘She said online that members of the public should paint dolls of the Barbie variety with red nail polish and send them to business owners in the Hampstead area.
‘She contributed to the GoFundMe account of Rupert Quaintance. He is an American gentleman who was able to read online about the abuse and he decided to come over to the UK and cause problems. She even offered him a bed when he got here.’
Quaintance was arrested after posting a picture of himself outside the school claiming he had a knife, the court heard.
He was subsequently charged and convicted of harassment.
McNeill was involved in a protest at the church in March 2015 and subsequently arrested.
She was later cleared of plotting to intimidate a vicar and his parishioners after a trial at Blackfriars Crown Court, but handed a retraining order to stop her harassing the parents involved.
‘Having been told not to publish these false allegations, particularly about the school and the church, and having been before the courts on a few occasions she changes method,’ said Ms Moore.
‘She goes to what I will call the analogue method.
‘She attends the General Synod who were having a meeting to deal with the Church of England’s approach to child abuse.
‘She attends the meeting and gives out leaflets. Ms McNiell was again arrested for doing that.
‘She is an online troll of the worst kind, making the lives of innocent families a misery.’
McNeill from Camden, denies four counts of harassment and 17 counts of breaching a restraining order.
The trial continues.