Tommy Robinson charged with assault following Center Parcs arrest

3 March 2020, 20:45 | Updated: 3 March 2020, 20:48

Tommy Robinson has been charged with common assault following an "altercation" at a Center Parcs site
Tommy Robinson has been charged with common assault following an "altercation" at a Center Parcs site. Picture: PA
Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been charged with common assault following an "altercation" at a Center Parcs swimming pool.

Bedfordshire Police were called to the holiday park at around 1:10pm on Sunday following reports of an incident between two men that left one of them with a facial injury.

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, of Bedford, was arrested at the Woburn Forest site and then released on bail.

He is due to appear at Luton Magistrates' Court on 2 April.

In a video statement released by Robinson, the activist said the incident took place by the swimming pool and stated that he had been arrested and released.

One man sustained an injury to his face following the altercation and required first aid at the scene.

A Center Parcs spokesman confirmed that police had attended the site on Sunday afternoon.

Bedfordshire Police have not released any other information about the "altercation."

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