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Tommy Robinson has been release from prison nine weeks

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Tommy Robinson has today been released from prison after being sentenced to nine weeks for contempt of court.

Photos on social media have showed that Tommy leaving Belmarsh prison in London with long hair and a beard.

Tommy who is named Stephen Yaxley-Lennon was handed a nine-month sentence in July at the old Bailey and was informed he would be in prison for 10 weeks.

Tommy Robinson has been release from prison nine weeks 1

Tommy has said his first stop following his release from prison will be the “hairdressers”.

Tommy has denied that he was attacked in prison but said he spent the entire sentence within solitary confinement.

He told awaiting journalists “I have walked into Belmarsh prison and walked out without seeing another prisoner,” Robinson said.

“They would have (killed me).”

Tommy was sentenced to after he filmed the suspects on trial over the sexual exploitation of young girls and streamed them live on facebook, which could have ensured the suspects walked free from court without charge because it breached a reporting ban,

Judges ruled the 36-year-old had breached the reporting restriction by live-streaming the video to 250,000 viewers outside Leeds Crown Court and by “aggressively confronting and filming” some of the defendants.

In her sentencing remarks, Dame Victoria Sharp told Robinson that “nothing less than a custodial penalty would properly reflect the gravity of the conduct we have identified”.

She also said he had “lied about a number of matters” and that he had wrongly “sought to portray himself as the victim of unfairness and oppression”.

Outside court, hundreds of Robinson’s supporters had gathered and many reacted angrily to the contempt ruling.

Robinson, from Luton, had been jailed for 13 months in May 2018 after a previous trial on the contempt matter.

But he was freed from prison after two months after the Court of Appeal quashed the finding of contempt made in Leeds.

The case was referred back to the Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC, who announced in March that fresh contempt proceedings would be brought against Robinson.

His sentence in July was reduced to 19 weeks due his previous time in prison for the same offence, and he was told he would be released after serving half of it.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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