May 30, 2018

Facebook Live lands Tommy Robinson in jail

Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been jailed for potentially prejudicing a court case, it can be reported. Robinson, who appeared in the dock under real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was arrested in Leeds on Friday. Robinson, from Bedfordshire, pleaded guilty to a charge of contempt of court. In footage which was played to the court on Friday, Robinson was seen filming himself and people involved in the trial. Contempt of court is the crime of ignoring the court and its constitutional role in making sure that justice is done.

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