Committal for Contempt of Court in Open Court at the County Court sitting at Maidstone: Root

|Contempt of Court

On 30 August 2017 at Maidstone Family Court HHJ Polden, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, sentenced Sarah Root to a total custodial sentence of six months, suspended for twelve months for contempt of court. The basis of the sentence was that (a) she had breached an injunction order made  under  Section 12 of the Administration of Justice Act 1960 on 13 December 2011 ( as varied) on ten occasions; (b) she was in breach of an undertaking that she gave to the court on 12 December 2016;and (c)she failed to comply with reporting restrictions made at the same hearing. All of the breaches were occasioned by publishing material relating to care proceedings on Facebook and failing to remove it.

HHJ Polden