Old Bailey judge to hear Tommy Robinson contempt case

The contempt of court case of English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson returns to the Old Bailey today.

Robinson - real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - was freed from prison in August after three leading judges quashed a contempt of court finding made at Leeds Crown Court.

Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC is due to hear the case at the Old Bailey following an earlier hearing last month.

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At his last appearance, Robinson was ushered into court amid a large police presence as supporters, holding Union and St George’s flags, chanted his name, while photographers and camera operators jostled for position.