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Former EDL leader jailed for 18 months

The former leader of the English Defence League Stephen Yaxley Lennon, who is also known as Tommy Robinson, has been jailed for 18 months for his part in a mortgage fraud conspiracy.

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Former EDL leader jailed for mortgage fraud conspiracy

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, the former leader of the English Defence League has been jailed for 18 months Credit: ITV News Anglia

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, the former leader of the English Defence League, has been jailed for 18 months for his part in a mortgage fraud conspiracy.

Yaxley-Lennon, who was also known as Tommy Robinson, was born and raised in Luton where the EDL started.

St Albans Crown Court heard Yaxley-Lennon had admitted two charges.

EDL members were among those who clashed with radical Islamists in Luton when they disrupted a homecoming march by the Royal Anglian Regiment in 2009.

More recently Yaxley-Lennon left the EDL claiming it could not shake off its violent reputation

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