Tommy Robinson: Ex-EDL leader ‘could face more jail time over mortgage fraud’

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon speaking at the Oxford Union PNL-141127-160255001

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon speaking at the Oxford Union PNL-141127-160255001

181
Have your say

Tommy Robinson could face a further two and a half years in jail, according to spokesperson for the former English Defence League leader.

Last week the Herald & Post first revealed that Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, had been recalled to prison after allegedly breaking the terms of his licence.

The 32-year-old from Luton was initially jailed for 18 months in January 2014, after pleading guilty to a charge of mortgage fraud.

Supporters of the ex-EDL leader fear that he now faces the prospect of a further two and a half years in jail as he has been unable to pay a £125,000 proceeds of crime order.

They claim that Robinson had been given an extension until October to pay back the money, but that the offer has now been rescinded.

A spokesperson for the 32-year-old told us: “He still hasn’t actually been told why he has been recalled. despite the fact that he has been asking.

“(Tommy) asked for extension on the repayment and they agreed, but now they are saying it had to be paid by July 17.

“Obviously he was in prison so physically couldn’t pay it.

“Presumably he will be hauled up in court again, the judge previously said that he would get two and a half years for non-payment.”

The spokesperson added that Robinson has been placed in the isolation block at HMP Peterborough, as an inmate reportedly planned to attack him with boiling water.

Robinson’s recall to prison came a week before his licence was due to expire.

He previously told his Twitter followers that he would “tell all about police blackmail, persecution and bribery” on the expiry of the licence.