Tommy Robinson 'to be released from prison this weekend' after being 'kept in isolation'

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Tommy Robinson outside the Old Bailey in London after being found in contempt of court by High Court judges for filming defendants in a criminal trial and broadcasting the footage on social media.
Tommy Robinson is reportedly being released from prison this weekend (PA)

Tommy Robinson is reportedly being released from prison this weekend after serving nine weeks of a nine-month sentence.

Robinson supporter Katie Hopkins posted a Twitter video where she said that the former EDL leader was currently being held in isolation for his own protection at Belmarsh prison but would be free in the next few days.

Tommy Robinson outside the Old Bailey in London after being found in contempt of court by High Court judges for filming defendants in a criminal trial and broadcasting the footage on social media.
The former EDL leader was jailed in July for contempt of court (PA)
LONDON , UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 11:  Katie Hopkins is seen as British far-right activist and former leader and founder of English Defence League (EDL), Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, arrives at the Old Bailey on July 11, 2019 in London, England. Tommy Robinson will be sentenced this morning after he was found to have committed contempt of court over a video he live-streamed on social media that featured defendants in a criminal trial. (Photo by Luke Dray/Getty Images)
Robinson supporter Katie Hopkins said he was being kept in isolation (Getty)

She said: “He [Robinson] will be released over the weekend. He will not be released out of the normal exit gates, he will be collected from inside.

“He will look forward to seeing you all very soon.”

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She added after visiting Robinson: ”What I really get from him is the sense that the fight goes on and he is clearly very motivated to get back out to tell other people's stories on the streets of the UK.”

Robinson was jailed in July for contempt of court for “aggressively confronting and filming” defendants outside Leeds Crown Court during a trial into the sexual exploitation of girls.

General view of HMP Belmarsh, London
Robinson has served nine weeks at Belmarsh prison (PA)
 A banner saying, Free Tommy, during the rally in London. Supporters gathered outside BBC to demand the freedom of their jailed right-wing leader Stephen Yaxley-Lennon aka Tommy Robinson. During the rally, police had to intervene and raise their batons when a Police van was attacked by the Tommy Robinson supporters. A person was arrested after the confrontation. (Photo by Andres Pantoja / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Robinson filmed defendants outside Leeds Crown Court during a trial into the sexual exploitation of girls (PA)

His actions breached reporting restrictions and jeopardised other child grooming trials, while a judge said that public questioning of defendants enticed his supporters to “engage in vigilante action”.

A spokesman for HMP Belmarsh told Yahoo News UK that it does not comment on individual cases.

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