In a recent incident at the Woburn Forest resort, Tommy Robinson has been arrested, also known as Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, found himself on the wrong side of the law. The 37-year-old, hailing from Bedford and formerly associated with the English Defence League, was arrested on 'suspicion of common assault' following an altercation at a Center Parcs swimming pool.
Robinson, a figure notorious for his far-right and anti-Islam views, has been actively involved in politics for many years, notably serving as a political advisor to former UKIP leader Gerard Batten.
The incident unfolded when Robinson, on a visit to the Woburn Forest resort, reportedly engaged in a confrontation with another man, culminating in an alleged punch to the face. The victim, described as a male holidaymaker, is said to have 'sustained an injury to his face' and received immediate first aid at the scene, as confirmed by a spokesperson for Bedfordshire police.
This arrest marks a noteworthy development in the ongoing saga surrounding Tommy Robinson, shedding light on an incident that unfolded in the seemingly unlikely setting of a popular leisure resort. As legal proceedings unfold, the implications for Robinson's political career and public image remain uncertain.
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A spokesperson for Center Parcs UK provided a brief acknowledgment of the incident, stating:
I can confirm that an incident occurred at Center Parcs Woburn Forest on Sunday afternoon to which the police attended.
This concise statement leaves room for ongoing investigations to determine the full extent of the incident.
Bedfordshire police released a statement shedding light on the legal proceedings:
A 37-year-old man from Bedford was arrested on suspicion of common assault and has been bailed until April 2. An investigation is ongoing.
This information provides a glimpse into the current status of the legal proceedings, with the arrest leading to bail while authorities continue their investigation.
The recent arrest adds to a series of legal entanglements for Tommy Robinson. Notably, he was released from HMP Belmarsh, a maximum-security prison, after serving only two months of a sentence for contempt of court in September of the previous year. During his imprisonment, Robinson was kept in segregation for his safety.
His previous conviction stemmed from live streaming a video that featured defendants in an Asian sexgrooming trial, posing a risk to the trial's integrity and potentially leading to its collapse. This context provides a backdrop to Robinson's legal history and underscores the complexities surrounding his current legal situation.
This morning, Gerard Batten took to Twitter to counter the media narrative surrounding Tommy Robinson's recent arrest, stating:
The lying Sun strikes again. No mention that TR [Tommy Robinson] was trying to detain a man who allegedly groped his 8 yr old daughter in a swimming pool until the police eventually turned up.
Caldron Pool, in a separate tweet, provided further context:
"The man was allegedly in the children’s swimming pool with three other males and no children of their own."
TR News, Robinson’s media platform, reported a detailed account of the incident. According to their coverage, Robinson's 8-year-old daughter was allegedly touched inappropriately by a middle-aged man in the pool. The young girl immediately informed her father, who then approached and confronted the man.
Reports suggest that Robinson, upon confronting the man, discovered that the individual was at the resort with three other males, lacking any children or women in their group. When the man claimed the incident was a mistake, Robinson restrained him until authorities could be properly notified.
A struggle ensued, resulting in the man sustaining injuries, including a bleeding nose and a black eye. TR News released footage of the arrest, featuring Robinson's daughter describing the incident. In the video, Robinson vehemently defends his actions, expressing frustration with the unfolding events.
Contrary to expectations, Robinson, who had called the police to report the incident involving his daughter, found himself arrested for 'common assault.' The police, instead of addressing the alleged perpetrator, informed Robinson that they would be investigating the issue he reported but were arresting him for 'ABH' (Actual Bodily Harm).
As the incident continues to unfold, officers emphasized the need to speak with Robinson's wife and daughter before addressing the allegations against the man who allegedly touched Robinson's daughter. The situation remains complex, highlighting the layers of legal intricacies surrounding the case.