EDL founder Tommy Robinson to stand trial over alleged assault in prison

The founder of the English Defence League will go on trial next month accused of assaulting a fellow inmate at HMP Peterborough.

Thursday, 31st March 2016, 11:00 am
Updated Thursday, 31st March 2016, 4:26 pm
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, known by the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, arrives at court in Peterborough during a previous hearing

Luton-born Steven Yaxley-Lennon, 33, better known as Tommy Robinson, is accused of assault by beating following an incident at the prison, in Saville Road, on July 16, last year when he was a serving prisoner. He has already pleaded not guilty to the charge.

During a preliminary hearing at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, Deputy District Judge Claire Evans ruled the alleged victim could give evidence via video link when the trial begins on April 14.