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Tommy Robinson threatened with legal action for naming boy who attacked Syrian refugee

EDL founder Tommy Robinson has been threatened with legal action after he named a 16-year-old boy accused of..

By admin , in England , at December 6, 2018

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EDL founder Tommy Robinson has been threatened with legal action after he named a 16-year-old boy accused of bullying a Syrian refugee.

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, posted a video on his Facebook page interviewing the teenager on Wednesday night.

Last week, footage emerged showing 15-year-old Syrian refugee Jamal being attacked at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

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The video showed 15-year-old Syrian refugee Jamal being pushed to the ground and having water poured on his face at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

The attack attracted widespread condemnation, including from Theresa May.

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The footage prompted an online crowdfunding page to be set up for Jamal, which received £50,000 in donations in the space of a day.

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West Yorkshire police previously said a 16-year-old boy had been interviewed over the attack and reported for summons for an offence of assault ahead of a youth court appearance.

But Nazir Afzal, the former chief prosecutor for the north-west, has contacted the police in relation to Robinsons latest post.

Tommy Robinson interview with schoolboy alleged to be responsible for an attack on a young Syrian refugee

Tommy Robinson has been threatened with legal action after he identified the boy accused of bullying a Syrian refugee (Picture: Tommy Robinson Online)

Robinson may have breached court orders preventing the naming of the alleged perpetrator in several videos on Facebook and Instagram, including one that has been viewed more than 250,000 times.

In a tweet to West Yorkshire police, Afzal said that posting material naming the boy was unlawful.

There are reporting restrictions in relation to alleged assault at Huddersfield school now a youth is charged, he wrote.

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In the video, the teenager tells Robinson that he was scared for my life, scared for my familys life.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said: My address got put out and there were people turning up at my house in cars, all this type of stuff.

We went into hiding because weve had all these threats, rape threats, death threats.

METROGRAB (Picture: Facebook) This is the sickening moment a schoolboy is dragged to the floor by his neck, pinned down by his throat and 'waterboarded'. The violent video appears to involve pupils at Almondbury Community School and has been shared widely on social media.

The footage of the alleged assault went viral last week (Picture: Facebook)

METROGRAB (Picture: Facebook) This is the sickening moment a schoolboy is dragged to the floor by his neck, pinned down by his throat and 'waterboarded'. The violent video appears to involve pupils at Almondbury Community School and has been shared widely on social media.

Water was poured onto the face of 15-year-old Jamal (Picture: Facebook)

The former English Defence League founder has previously admitted to spreading fake news about the Huddersfield school where the alleged attack took place.

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Just hours after the video of the alleged school attack went viral Robinson became involved claiming Jamal had previously attacked two schoolgirls.

Robinson reposted a screenshot of a message on his Facebook page from a mother claiming her daughter had been bullied.

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However, the mother later posted on Robinsons page denying that it was Jamal who had allegedly attacked her daughter.

Jamals solicitor, Tasnime Akunjee, also wrote to Robinson informing him that legal action was being pursued against him as the posts contained a number of false and defamatory allegations.

After receiving the letter, Robinson admitted to his followers that it was fake news and claimed that he had been duped: I have been completely had, how embarrassing man.

Jamal Hijazi outside Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield - 29th November 2018. See SWNS story SWLEbully. A 15-year-old Syrian refugee who was pushed to the ground and had water poured on his face in a video shared on social media has said he no longer feels safe studying there. His comments came as fresh footage emerged on Wednesday of what was said to be the boy???s sister being physically abused at the same school. West Yorkshire police said they were investigating an allegation of a racially aggravated assault against a 15-year-old boy and that a 16-year-old boy would be charged with assault. Footage of the playground incident, which occurred at Almondbury community school on 25 October, went viral on Tuesday night.

Jamal has since had a crowdfunding page set up for him, which received £50,000 in donations in the space of a day (Picture: Dan Rowlands / SWNS)

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Robinson deleted the videos and admitted to posting a fake photograph purporting to show violence by a Muslim gang.

West Yorkshire police have said they are aware of the most recent video.

In a statement, the force said: West Yorkshire police would continue to advise media that proceedings are active and involve a juvenile.

We would advise not to share the video on websites or social media sites as it could prejudice future criminal proceedings.

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Meanwhile, Jamals legal representatives strongly dismissed the latest claims and confirmed they were again considering legal action.

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