Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson recalled to prison


Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been recalled to prison, the Luton News can reveal.

Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was jailed for 18 months in January 2014 after pleading guilty to a charge of mortgage fraud

He was released on licence, which is due to end on July 22, but has now been recalled to HMP Peterborough.

A statement on the Luton man’s Facebook page indicated that it is not yet known how long the 32-year-old will be held.

It added: “His licence ends next week but they could add a charge on for breaching his terms.”

In November Mr Yaxley-Lennon addressed the Oxford Union, a month after first planned as he was recalled to prison for breaching the terms of his licence.

During the Oxford address the former EDL leader told students that the licence prevented him from speaking about certain topics, adding: “I regain my freedom of speech on July 22 2015, I would be happy to come back and speak to you freely then”.

Later on Twitter he said that he would “tell all about police blackmail persecution and bribery” once his licence expires.

The Ministry of Justice has said that it will not comment on Mr Yaxley-Lennon.

A spokesperson added: “Offenders on Home Detention Curfew must comply with the conditions of their curfew or release licence. If they fail to do so, they can be immediately recalled to custody.”

Luton Today

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