Published: 18/09/2011 09:30 - Updated: 16/09/2011 13:33

Bail term threat of EDL top boss


PROMISE: EDL's Tommy Robinson
PROMISE: EDL's Tommy Robinson

The leader of the English Defence League (EDL), Tommy Robinson, said he will continue to break his bail conditions days after he was released from prison.

Mr Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Lennon, was released from HMP Bedford last Monday after being remanded in custody for seven days for breaking restrictions imposed on him by Blackburn Magistrates’ Court.

The conditions state he must not knowingly organise, travel to, or participate in any march, demonstration, protest or similar more than ten miles out of Luton following an alleged assault.

But Mr Robinson broke these by attending a demonstration in Tower Hamlets, in London earlier this month.

The 26-year-old, who went on hunger strike while in prison said: “It’s my democratic right for free speech and the conditions imposed on me mean I can’t even send a text message.

“The police are being used as an arm of Government control. I’ll break my conditions, I don’t care, no-one else would have such conditions if they were accused of assault.”

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