Tommy Robinson 'arrested for common assault' following fight at a Center Parcs

2 March 2020, 23:30 | Updated: 3 March 2020, 05:28

Tommy Robinson was reportedly arrested following a fight at a Center Parcs resort
Tommy Robinson was reportedly arrested following a fight at a Center Parcs resort. Picture: PA
Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been "arrested for common assault" following a fight at a Center Parcs swimming pool, it has been reported.

The 37-year-old was allegedly involved in a row with another man by the pool at Woburn Forest Center Parcs in Bedfordshire.

Witnesses claimed that the anti-Islam campaigner, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, confronted another man before punching him in the face, according to a report in The Sun.

Officers for Bedfordshire Police confirmed they responded to calls at around 1:10pm on Sunday regarding an altercation between two men at the holiday park.

A spokesman added: "One man sustained an injury to his face, and received first aid at the scene.

"A 37-year-old man from Bedford was arrested on suspicion of common assault and has been bailed until 2 April. An investigation is ongoing."

A Center Parcs spokesman confirmed that police attended an incident at Center Parcs Woburn Forest on Sunday afternoon.

It is being reported that Robinson has since been released pending further enquiries.

Robinson later claimed he had been acting lawfully to prevent a man from leaving the area who he believed had committed a sexual crime against a minor.

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