The head of a company that was being investigated for posing as a charity helping child abuse victims, has fled her house in Hampstead.
Belinda McKenzie, 69, was a prominent figure in a case that saw two children make now-discredited allegations that a satanic paedophile ring was operating in Hampstead.
The claims, found to be a “fantasy” by a High Court Judge in March, had seen names and addresses of dozens of Hampstead residents leaked online, prompting death threats and abuse from those believing the claims.
Ms McKenzie (pictured) refused to accept the High Court findings and has since publicly campaigned to spread the allegations.
In a video posted online on Monday, Ms McKenzie describes how she was leaving the country, “possibly for good”.
She said she had been made a “scapegoat” for those Hampstead residents affected.
She added, “Whether or not this campaign has done any good in the long term whatsoever, I would rather fear it hasn’t. I have to weigh in there the 70 or 80 very upset people in Hampstead who had been battering at police to have me arrested, I deeply regret that”.
The Ham&High reported last month how Ms McKenzie, who lives in Priory Gardens, was also being investigated by the Charity Commission for claims her company had posed as a charity.
It comes less than a week after her co-campaigner Sabine McNeill had returned to her Swiss Cottage home after fleeing the UK while being wanted by police.