Former EDL leader’s court case adjourned

Tommy Robinson left the EDL in October 2013

Tommy Robinson left the EDL in October 2013

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The former leader of the anti-Islam group the English Defence League has had a court case for assault adjourned.

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - better known as Tommy Robinson - was due to appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday) to face a charge of assault by beating.

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - (aka Tommy Robinson)

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - (aka Tommy Robinson)

It is said Yaxley-Lennon, 33, of Silsoe, Bedfordshire, assaulted a man at Peterborough Prison on July 16 last year.

However, his solicitors contacted the court to say he was unable to attend due to work commitments.

The case was adjourned until February 10.