Tommy Robinson will face fresh contempt of court proceedings

ATTORNEY General Geoffrey Cox has said it is in the public interest to bring contempt of court proceedings against Tommy Robinson.

Mr Cox has concluded there are “strong grounds” to bring the proceedings against Mr Robinson.

He said: “After carefully considering the details of this case, I have concluded there are strong grounds to bring fresh contempt of court proceedings against Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson).

“As proceedings are now under way, it would not be appropriate to comment further and I remind everyone that it is an offence to comment on live court cases.”

Reacting to the decision, Mr Robinson told the Press Association: “What people should be asking is what’s taken the Attorney General five months? What’s taken him five months?

“I walked out of prison for this six months ago. What’s taken him five months? And then it’s going to take them another five months to get me into court. Another five months before a trial.

“How is this in the public interest? This is ongoing state persecution of a journalist who exposes the Government, the establishment and all of their wrongs.”

He added: “I, along with the support of the British public, will contest this. I am innocent. I broke no law.”

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