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

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

Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 3:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 3:41 pm
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, known by the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, arrives at court in Peterborough during a previous hearing

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.

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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.