Tommy Robinson served with legal letter over ‘defamation’ of attacked Syrian refugee

Author: Lizzie Dearden

Lawyers representing a Syrian boy who was attacked at school have served a legal letter at Tommy Robinson’s home in an attempt to sue him for defamation.

Members of the public donated £10,300 for legal action against the anti-Islam activist after he posted a series of videos and Facebook posts about the incident in October.

Footage of the 15-year-old victim being pushed to the ground and having water poured on his face sparked outrage, and police continue to investigate the incident in Huddersfield.

We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view.

Amid prominent media coverage, Mr Robinson posted a series of videos on his Facebook account accusing the boy of bullying and claiming “lots of Muslim gangs are beating up white English kids” in Britain.

The anti-Islam activist’s page, which was deleted last week as he was permanently banned from Facebook, had more than 1 million followers and the posts on the Huddersfield incident were viewed up to 900,000 times each.

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/tommy-robinson-facebook-sued-syrian-refugee-attack-school-huddersfield-defamation-jamal-a8805071.html