You are posting a comment about... Tommy Robinson arrested and in Court this afternoon, after trying to observe the progress of a current grooming trial at Crown Court Leeds.
There has been a trial, or more accurately a series of trials of men and women with Islamic names, accused of grooming, raping and prostituting young girls on-going at the Crown Court Leeds for some months. The case has been so low-key that when some local residents, known to be involved with the local branch of EDL, attended the court building, (which is a public building) hoping to observe and find out progress of the first trial, their arrest had to be reported without mention of the trial they intended to observe.
Some of us have been following progress through public access websites of listing and thus we knew when the defence cases ended, and that the jury retired to consider their verdict yesterday afternoon. By my reckoning this is the second trial of the mass arrests made last year. It followed immediately on from the earlier trial in the same court in April.
This is a public domain, public information, freely accessible list.
Tommy attended the Crown Court premises this morning. He was arrested and taken to the local police station. We now see that he is listed to appear before the trial Judge later this afternoon. He is to be dealt with for contempt of court, an act which can carry a sentence of imprisonment.
Caolin Robertson of Rebel Media was with Tommy and filmed the arrest (I have not yet seen Tommy's live feed) which is now being copied and making its way across you tube.