Ex-leader of EDL to stand trial accused of assault in Peterborough prison

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

The former leader of the English Defence League will go on trial next month accused of assaulting a fellow inmate at HMP Peterborough.

Steven Yaxley-Lennon, 33, better known as Tommy Robinson, is accused of assault by beating following an incident at the prison, in Saville Road, on July 16, last year when he was a serving prisoner. He has already pleaded not guilty to the charge.

During a preliminary hearing at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, Deputy District Judge Claire Evans ruled the alleged victim could give evidence via video link when the trial begins on April 14.