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Tommy Robinson bailed after Court of Appeal win

Tommy Robinson bailed after Court of Appeal win

Tommy Robinson founded the English Defence League in 2009 but quit the group in 2013
Far-right activist Tommy Robinson has been bailed after winning an appeal against a finding of contempt of court.Robinson, 35, admitted the charge and received a 13-month jail term in May after he filmed outside Leeds Crown Court during a trial.At the Court of Appeal, Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett ruled there had been technical flaws by the judge who jailed him and quashed the finding.He will attend the Old Bailey for the Leeds allegation to be reheard.In his written judgement, Lord Burnett said: "We are satisfied that the finding of contempt made in Leeds following a fundamentally flawed process, in what we recognise were difficult and unusual circumstances, cannot stand.
"We will direct that the matter be reheard before a different judge." Lord Burnett said a suspended sentence Robinson, also known as Stephen Yaxley Lennon, was given for contempt of court relating to a trial in Canterbury in May 2017 should stand.
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