Tommy Robinson LOSES court case against police

Tommy Robinson LOSES court case against police after accusing them of 'targeting him because of his beliefs' - as judge tells EDL founder he's 'not as well known as he might think'

By Darren Boyle for MailOnline

Published: 16:32 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 16:35 GMT, 15 March 2019

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Tommy Robinson has lost a harassment case against police after a judge told the far-right activist he is 'not as well known as he might think. 

Robinson, who appeared in court under his real name Steven Yaxley-Lennon had sued Cambridgeshire Constabulary over claims he had been 'humiliated' after being thrown out of a pub following a football match. 

The 36-year-old, who founded the English Defence League, claimed in Peterborough County Court that police had targeted him because of his beliefs. 

Tommy Robinson, pictured today outside Peterborough County Court, lost a case against Cambridgeshire Constabulary who he claimed had discriminated against him due to his beliefs

Tommy Robinson, pictured today outside Peterborough County Court, lost a case against Cambridgeshire Constabulary who he claimed had discriminated against him due to his beliefs

However, Judge Walden-Smith dismissed the claim and said the officers told Robinson to leave the bar after considering the risk. 

One officer told the court that he did not know who Robinson was.  

Sergeant Paul Street told Peterborough County Court he did not know who Mr Yaxley-Lennon was at the time and thought the name referred to an '80s football hooligan'.

He said: 'I didn't know what he looked like but I had heard the name. My understanding was he was an 80s football hooligan.'

Mr Yaxley-Lennon

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