‘No Doubt Police Meant To Put My Life At Risk’: Tommy Robinson Free From Jail

Tommy Robinson AFP

Former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson has been released from prison, and has accused the police of intentionally endangering his life by putting him in “a wing full of Muslims”. Robinson says has still not been informed as to why he was held for an extra two days.

“Put me on a wing full of Muslims & arrest me for protecting myself. I’m in no doubt they meant to put my life at risk,” wrote the ex-leader of the English Defense League (EDL) on twitter, before tweeting directly to Bedfordshire Police: “Hi guys, I’m back. Any news on any arrests for the people who jumped me on cctv or the Twitter threats to kill my wife & kids.”

Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, 32, was recalled to prison on the 14th of July; he was due for release on the 22nd but was held until the 24th.

Two days ago, speaking via his personal assistant from prison, he hinted at the prospect of a further two and a half years in jail, as it is thought he has been unable to pay a £125,000 proceeds of crime order.


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