Tommy Robinson loses court case against police as judge says ‘Mr Lennon is not as well known as he might think’

EDL founder ordered to pay £20,000 in costs and has request to address court refused. Tommy Robinson has lost a court case in which he claimed he was a victim of police harassment when he was asked to leave a pub, with the judge telling him he is “not as well known as he or his supporters might think” The far-right figurehead – whose request to address the court was refused – had sued the Cambridgeshire Constabulary for harassment and was appearing at Peterborough County Court under his real name, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon. He had claimed he was “humiliated” by officers from the force, who ordered him to leave a Cambridge pub he had visited with his children after a football match between Cambridge United and Luton Town, and followed him part of the way to a train station. The EDL founder insisted he was targeted by police because of his beliefs. But Judge Walden-Smith concluded that officers had acted lawfully and that their decision to eject him had been “risk-based”, before ordering Robinson to pay £20,000 in costs.

via independent: Tommy Robinson loses court case against police as judge says ‘Mr Lennon is not as well known as he might think’

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