Assault charges against former EDL leader Tommy Robinson dropped

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

Saturday, 16th April 2016, 1:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 4:20 pm
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, known by the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, arrives at court in Peterborough during a previous hearing

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.

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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.