Yaxley Loses Case, WILL Face Fresh Criminal Charges

Tommy Robinson has failed in his bid to end contempt of court proceedings against him. High Court judges, sitting at the Old Bailey, ruled that fresh action should go ahead.

Judges heard that Robinson’s alleged behaviour outside Leeds Crown Court in May last year was of “great concern” to the attorney general.

The 36-year-old, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, claimed the action against him was “politically motivated” in an address to supporters before Tuesday’s hearing.

A full hearing will take place on 4 and 5 July at the Old Bailey.