EDL leader Tommy Robinson arrested on march

The English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson, who is also known as Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was arrested in London on a controversial march that was prevented from going through the centre of one of Britain's biggest Muslim communities.

A tweet on the EDL website stated: "Tommy's been arrested for incitement."

Tommy Robinson pictured at the protest today. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "A 30-year-old man was arrested for breaching section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 and inciting others to breach section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986. He has been taken to a central London police station where he currently remains."