Tommy Robinson Jailed for Nine Months for Contempt of Court

by Zoe Drewett

Tommy Robinson has been jailed for nine months for filming defendants in a grooming gang trial and live streaming the footage to Facebook.

Robinson, 36, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was found to have committed contempt of court on Friday after a two-day hearing at the Old Bailey.

Sentencing him today, judge Dame Victoria Sharp said: ‘We are in no doubt that the custody threshold is passed in this case.’

The nine month jail sentence includes six months for filming outside Leeds Crown Court last year and three months for an incident at Canterbury Crown Court the year before.

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