Tommy Robinson will face fresh contempt charges, judges rule

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High Court judges have given the go-ahead for fresh contempt of court proceedings to be brought against Tommy Robinson.

The former English National Defence (EDL) leader, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, faces an allegation he committed contempt by filming people in a criminal trial and broadcasting footage on social media.

Two judges gave permission for a new case to be brought against him at the Old Bailey in London today, following an application by the Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC.

Robinson was jailed for 13 months in May last year after he filmed people involved in a criminal trial at Leeds Crown Court and broadcast the footage on social media.

But a contempt finding made against Robinson was quashed by the Court of Appeal in August and he was freed from prison after serving two months of his sentence.



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