Tommy Robinson to remain in jail as judges consider appeal


Tommy Robinson, the founder of the English Defence League, is to remain in jail while judges consider his appeal against a 13-month prison sentence for contempt of court.Three judges in the court of appeal have reserved their decision after hearing evidence on Wednesday about his two convictions in Leeds and Canterbury for breaching reporting restrictions.The lord chief justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, said he hoped the court would deliver judgment before the end of July.Lawyers for Robinson had urged the court to release him immediately, arguing that he had already served almost two months in prison and that the 13-month sentence was excessive and that the Leeds conviction was the result of a hearing conducted hastily.