Tommy Robinson jailed for 13 months for contempt of court

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon aka Tommy Robinson.

The prominent Islamophobe Tommy Robinson has been jailed for 13 months for contempt of court.

Robinson was arrested on Friday after broadcasting an hour-long video over Facebook from outside Leeds Crown Court. In the video he made comments that risked causing a trial to collapse.

A court order is in place to prevent any reporting of the details of the trial in question.

Robinson subsequently pleaded guilty to contempt of court. He was arrested, charged and sentenced within five hours.

Robinson attempted to film defendants entering the court and spoke about the case. The video was viewed more than 250,000 times.

Last year Robinson was given a suspended sentence for committing contempt during a rape trial in Canterbury, after he attempted to film the defendants. He had been told that he would go to prison if he broke the law again.

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, was sentenced to 10 months for contempt of court and a further three months for breaching the terms of the previous suspended sentence.

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