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Tommy Robinson Scuffles With Police While Being Detained At Airport

Tom Wood

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Tommy Robinson Scuffles With Police While Being Detained At Airport

Tommy Robinson appeared to get into a scuffle with police officers at an airport just hours after claiming that he had been deported from Mexico. You can see the footage in the video below.

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The former English Defence League leader – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – said on Sunday that he’d been removed from Mexico while attempting to take a holiday with friends and family.

Then, footage emerged that appears to show Yaxley-Lennon at Manchester Airport being pushed against a wall near to a baggage carousel by a police officer, who then produces a pair of handcuffs.

The far-right activist can then be heard shouting: “What have I done?”

In a later clip, another officer can be seen arriving at the scene as Yaxley-Lennon continues to shout at them.

Robinson continues to shout and struggle as he is bundled through a door.

A third clip shows him continuing to ask the officers what he had been detained for, with the officer responding: “Because I was convinced you had breached security, that’s why.”

When Robinson then accused the officer of assault, he was told: "I’ve not assaulted you.

“I’ve acted within the law because I believed at the time that you committed a crime.”

Robinson released a video after the incident. Credit: Telegram
Robinson released a video after the incident. Credit: Telegram

Robinson then branded the police officer ‘the most aggressive police officer [he’s] ever witnessed’ before walking off.

This incident comes after he claimed that he’d been deported from Mexico ‘as a matter of national security’.

Robinson was trying to head on holiday with his kids and friends despite reportedly facing jail time for contempt of court after he failed to show up for a hearing in which he was to be questions on his finances.

Robinson declared bankruptcy after he was ordered to pay £100,000 in damages after he falsely accused a Syrian schoolboy of ‘violently attacking young English girls in his school’.

There is no evidence that he is currently facing charges and Robinson has since denied being arrested.

In a later video shared from the airport, Robinson accused the police of trying to ‘bait me into a reaction so they could arrest me’.

He alleged that one officer ‘grabbed me by the throat, ripped my t-shirt, then dragged me out the back and did the same when they realised too many witnesses were there’.

Manchester Airport has declined to comment on the matter, LADbible has approached Greater Manchester Police for a comment.

Robinson was held near a baggage carousel by the officer. Credit: Twitter
Robinson was held near a baggage carousel by the officer. Credit: Twitter

In an earlier video, Robinson said his deportation from Mexico was never explained to him.

He said: “I’ve never broken a law here. All I do at home is talk about Islam.

“I’ve never caused a problem, landed for what is clearly a family holiday, and I’ve been arrested, detained and separated from my kids.”

He also claimed that he struggles to open a bank account or rent a house in the UK, making it difficult for him to live in the country.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: UK News, Tommy Robinson, Travel

Tom Wood
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