Tommy Robinson’s prison sentence has been overturned, the Lord Chief Justice for England & Wales ruled today.
At 10:30AM on Wednesday 1st August, the verdict began in the Royal Courts of Justice.
By 10:40AM, Robinson knew his fate, and was set free.
In addition to his 13-month sentence, his contempt of court conviction has been made redundant.
Robinson received the conviction in May after live streaming grooming gang suspects outside Leeds Combined Court. It was viewed over 250,000 times.
In a statement on the case, Lord Burnett, the Lord Chief Justice, said: “We are satisfied that the finding of contempt made in Leeds following a fundamentally flawed process, in what we recognise were difficult and unusual circumstances, cannot stand.
However, he added, “We will direct that the matter be reheard before a different judge.” This means Robinson is released on bail, under the requirement that he attends a re-hearing.
The father of three, who has not been able to call his children whilst in prison, will be home and reunited with his family today.
Robinson is out thanks to the #freetommy movement predominant in the United Kingdom, but also across the world.