Tommy Robinson 'to be released from prison this weekend' after being 'kept in isolation'

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Tommy Robinson is reportedly being released from prison this weekend (PA)

Tommy Robinson is reportedly being released from prison this weekend after serving nine weeks of a nine-month sentence.

Robinson supporter Katie Hopkins posted a Twitter video where she said that the former EDL leader was currently being held in isolation for his own protection at Belmarsh prison but would be free in the next few days.

The former EDL leader was jailed in July for contempt of court (PA)
Robinson supporter Katie Hopkins said he was being kept in isolation (Getty)

She said: “He [Robinson] will be released over the weekend. He will not be released out of the normal exit gates, he will be collected from inside.

“He will look forward to seeing you all very soon.”

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She added after visiting Robinson: ”What I really get from him is the sense that the fight goes on and he is clearly very motivated to get back out to tell other people's stories on the streets of the UK.”

Robinson was jailed in July for contempt of court for “aggressively confronting and filming” defendants outside Leeds Crown Court during a trial into the sexual exploitation of girls.

Robinson has served nine weeks at Belmarsh prison (PA)
Robinson filmed defendants outside Leeds Crown Court during a trial into the sexual exploitation of girls (PA)

His actions breached reporting restrictions and jeopardised other child grooming trials, while a judge said that public questioning of defendants enticed his supporters to “engage in vigilante action”.

A spokesman for HMP Belmarsh told Yahoo News UK that it does not comment on individual cases.

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