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Tommy Robinson released from bail after case was referred to Attorney General

English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson has been formally released from bail.

Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC announced that the campaigner – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – was no longer subject to any bail conditions after referring his contempt of court case to the Attorney General.

In a brief hearing at the Old Bailey, the judge said: ‘This is simply to indicate in open court that now the matter has been referred to the Attorney General, Mr Yaxley-Lennon is no longer on bail to this court.

‘As there is no bail, there are no bail conditions.’

Tommy Robinson leaving the Old Bailey, London where Judge Hilliard said his case should go to the Attorney General for his consideration after receiving a statement from Robinson on Monday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2018. The Former English Defence League (EDL) leader is alleged to have committed contempt of court by filming people in a criminal trial and broadcasting footage on social media. See PA story COURTS Robinson. Photo credit should read: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

Yaxley-Lennon could be sent back to jail if he is again found in contempt for filming people in a Huddersfield grooming trial (Picture: PA)

Neither Robinson nor his lawyer were required to attend the brief hearing this morning.

Robinson was freed from prison in August after three leading judges quashed a contempt of court finding made at Leeds Crown Court.

But he could be sent back to jail if he is again found in contempt for filming people in a Huddersfield grooming trial in Leeds and broadcasting the footage on social media.

The court heard that he denied breaching the Contempt of Court Act and making a broadcast likely to seriously prejudice the trial.

The announcement follows reports that Robinson could make more than £1 million from a potential trip to the US later this month.

He is reportedly waiting to see if US authorities will grant him a visa.

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