Tommy Robinson bus given parking ticket outside court

Supporters boo as double-decker bus screening pro-Robinson films is slapped with fine

Chris Baynes
Friday 05 July 2019 13:44
A bus parked outside the Old Bailey by Tommy Robinson's supporters has been slapped with a fine
A bus parked outside the Old Bailey by Tommy Robinson's supporters has been slapped with a fine

A double-decker bus used by Tommy Robinson supporters has been issued with a parking ticket outside the court where the far-right activist is on trial.

The supporters booed a parking warden as he slapped the fine on the front windscreen of the vehicle, which is screening pro-Robinson films in a street near the Old Bailey in London

The former English Defence League leader was greeted by chants of "Oh Tommy, Tommy" as he arrived for the second day of his trial for alleged contempt of court on Friday morning.

Supporters in attendance included a bare-chested man in a Donald Trump mask who was drinking a can of beer.

The parking warden - who appeared unaffected by the booing from the crowd - said the penalty for the bus was £130, reduced to £65 if paid quickly.

Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, is accused of breaching reporting restrictions by filming defendants accused of the sexual exploitation of young girls outside Leeds Crown Court in May 2018.

The hour-long broadcast was viewed live by about 10,000 people and was seen 250,000 times in total after going viral, the Old Bailey has heard.

Robinson appeared to scratch his face with his index and middle finger in a V-sign as he made his way inside the court on Friday.

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