Assault charges against former EDL leader Tommy Robinson dropped

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, known by the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, arrives at court in Peterborough during a previous hearing

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, known by the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, arrives at court in Peterborough during a previous hearing

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The former leader of the English Defence League has had a court case against him dismissed.

It was announced on Thursday that charges against Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - better known as Tommy Robinson - of assault by beating were dropped and the case dismissed because of a lack of evidence.

Yaxley-Lennon, 33, of Bedfordshire, had been accused of assaulting a man at HMP Peterborough in July last year.

After the case he called it a “stitch up” and thanked people for their support.