It has been revealed today that contempt of court proceedings will be brought against Tommy Robinson after it was deemed to be within ‘the public interest’. to charge him.
The Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC MP has today announced that Stephen Yaxley-Lennon will face proceedings later this month.
He could now face up to two years in prison if found guilty. But he successfully applied to the Court of Appeal for the original finding against him to be quashed.
The Attorney General has now considered the full case and decided that there are grounds to bring fresh contempt of court proceedings.
Commenting on his decision, the Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox QC MP, 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 underway, it would not be appropriate to comment further and I remind everyone that it is an offence to comment on live court cases.’ The case has been referred to the High Court which has set a date of March 22 for the first hearing.
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