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Live: EDL founder Tommy Robinson is at court suing Cambridgeshire police

Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson is appearing at Cambridge County Court today in a legal battle with..

By admin , in Cambridge , at February 16, 2018

Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson is appearing at Cambridge County Court today in a legal battle with Cambridgeshire police.

In June last year Robinson announced he was suing Cambridgeshire Constabulary for "harassment and persecution".

The complaint relates to an incident where officers removed him from the Hop and Grain Store pub in Cambridge in August 2016.

Police say Robinson was asked to leave as part of a group of 18 Luton Town supporters as the team was playing Cambridge United and officers wanted to avoid any trouble.

Robinson – whose real name is Stephen Lennon – released a YouTube clip where he said: "I was on a family day out and came to watch the United game, me and my three children, it was that point 20 police officers turned up to continue their harassment and persecution.

"For years they've done it to me, but now they've changed their tactic. Now they're targeting my kids.

"My kids still have fear now, they've instilled fear in my kids. Which for me as a dad knowing that I can't do anything about it is really gut-wrenching because I protect my kids from that.

"And that's what they've done, and they've done it intentionally."

Reporter Rachael McMenemy is at court and bringing you all the latest updates.

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