Posted on September 28, 2018

Former EDL Leader Met by Hundreds of Supporters After Case Is Adjourned

Tom Powell, Evening Standard, September 27, 2018

Tommy Robinson attended a fresh hearing at the Old Bailey today accused of committing contempt of court as hundreds of his supporters gathered outside.

The former leader of the English Defence League, 35, appeared in court from 10.30am after winning his appeal against the original finding last month.

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, faces a rehearing for allegedly committing contempt of court by filming people in a criminal trial and broadcasting footage on social media.

The hearing was adjourned until October 23 after his defence asked for more time to make written submissions and Robinson now remains on bail.

He was granted conditional bail from his 13-month jail sentence after three leading judges quashed the original finding made at Leeds Crown Court in May.