Posted on May 25, 2018

Tommy Robinson ‘Arrested While Filming Outside Grooming Trial’ in Leeds

Martin Coulter, Evening Standard, May 25, 2018

English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson claimed he was arrested for breach of the peace outside a courthouse in Leeds.

The right wing activist was streaming a Facebook live video outside Leeds Crown Court, where a grooming trial is reportedly underway, on Friday morning.

Robinson, real name Stephen Lennon, can be seen being led towards the back of a police van and searched in footage posted to his Facebook page.

He can be heard saying: “I’m being arrested? I am being arrested…I’m ‘causing a breach of peace’…I’m being arrested for breaching the peace.

“You’ve all watched this…Can someone get me a solicitor? What does that mean?

“This is free speech…look at this…this is where we’re at.”

Officers can be seen leading Mr Robinson into the back of a police van while reading him his rights.

West Yorkshire Police declined to comment.