Ex-EDL leader Robinson jailed for contempt

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Former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson has been jailed for potentially prejudice a court case, can be reported.

Robinson, who appeared in the dock under real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was arrested in Leeds on Friday.

The 35-year-old was broadcasting on social media outside the city’s crown court in which a process is in progress.

A ban on reporting his 13-month sentence at the same court, has been revoked after being challenged by the media.

Robinson was beauty through his Facebook page when he was arrested for an alleged breach of the peace outside the court.
Jail warning

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC initially imposed restrictions for fear that the reporting of his arrest, to the detriment of an ongoing trial.

The lifting of the order of the court following protests outside Downing Street during the weekend.

Robinson was already the subject of a suspended sentence for a contempt charge relating to a separate case in Canterbury.

At the previous sentencing hearing, the judge warned him he should expect to go to prison if he committed further offences.

Robinson founded the far-right EDL in 2009.

It became known for its street processions and demonstrations in the city, and before closing the group in 2013.