Tommy Robinson claims he’s been arrested in Mexico for ‘national security reasons’

Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon and who used to lead the far-right English Defense League, has claimed he is being thrown out of Mexico for ‘national security reasons’

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Tommy Robinson arrested in Mexico

Tommy Robinson has been arrested in Mexico, separated from his children and now faces being deported, he has claimed, the week after he failed to appear in a British court.

The former far-right leader has shared a video of himself in what appears to be a security pen at what he claims is Cancun Airport.

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, said that he was being thrown out of the country for “national security reasons” in a video he posted on Telegram.

The 39-year-old said that he was on holiday in Mexico along with his three children.

“I have been arrested, separated from my kids and now I’m being deported as a matter of national security,” Robinson said in the clip.

Robinson said he had been detained in Mexico


Telegram/Tommy Robinson News)

It is unclear why Robinson has been arrested, if he has


Telegram/Tommy Robinson News)

Robinson is told information about the arrest is “confidential” in part of the clip, to which he claims to be a journalist.

“I’ve never broken a law here. All I do at home is talk about Islam,” he adds.

“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.”

Robinson appears to be in a good mood as he walks around the room, walking up to a man who he says is from Kurdistan.

“We’ve just been saying f*** ISIS,” the former English Defense League leader says with a grin.

In a later video Robinson complains that he has had a bad time in England and can no longer buy a house or drive a car in the country.

Robinson says in the video that his kids’ mother is having to fly out to collect them.

Robinson has found himself embroiled in legal issues back home in England.

Last week he failed to appear at the High Court to answer questions about his finances in connection with unpaid legal bills.

The former EDL leader seemed cheerful as he filmed in the room


Telegram/Tommy Robinson News)

He claimed to have been on holiday with his three children


Telegram/Tommy Robinson News)

He was successfully sued for defamation by Jamal Hijazi when the then 15-year-old was assaulted at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield in October 2018.

Shortly after a video of the incident went viral, the right-wing extremist claimed in two Facebook videos the Syrian teenager, now 18, was “not innocent and he violently attacks young English girls in his school”.

In the clips, viewed by nearly a million people, Robinson, 38, also claimed Mr Hijazi “beat a girl black and blue” and “threatened to stab” another boy at his school.

A High Court judge later found it to be false and ordered Robinson-real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon- to pay more than £43,000 in legal costs.

I have declared bankruptcy about four months later.

Robinson has been embroiled in a legal case in the UK



Last month, Mr Hijazi’s lawyers successfully applied for an order requiring Robinson to return to the Royal Courts of Justice to answer questions about his finances.

Robinson did not appear at the central London hearing two Tuesdays ago.

Judge John Dagnall found that Robinson knew “perfectly well” that he was due to attend court on Tuesday.

He said: “It seems to me at first sight a classic situation where he has decided not to attend.”

He added “all he can do” is to refer Robinson’s non-attendance to a High Court judge.

The judge said: “”They may, if he or she chooses to do so, hold Mr Yaxley-Lennon in contempt.

“That is a matter for the High Court judge.”

Cancun Airport has been contacted for comment.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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