EDL leader Tommy Robinson pledges to return to East London Mosque

PUBLISHED: 10:29 30 July 2013 | UPDATED: 15:47 30 July 2013

The leader of far right group the English Defence League has pledged to return to the East London Mosque once bail conditions preventing him from entering Tower Hamlets are lifted.

Tommy Robinson – whose real name is Stephen Lennon – was arrested along with fellow EDL leader Kevin Carroll at Aldgate in June during what they say was a charity walk following the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich.

He was bailed to return to an east London police station in August, with conditions imposed preventing him from entering Tower Hamlets.

But on Friday he used social networking site Twitter to say: “I can’t wait till my bail conditions are gone so I can enter Tower Hamlets! I’m going straight to the East London Mosque #fact.”

The EDL has already announced plans to march through the borough in September. And the group clashed with police during a demonstration in Aldgate in 2011.

A spokesman for the East London Mosque, based in Whitechapel Road, said the organisation was working with authorities to prevent far right protests in the borough.

The diversity and cohesion of Tower Hamlets should be celebrated, he added.

Latest East London News Stories

Yesterday, 22:37

Traders are planning a second mass protest to stop a major redevelopment of Poplar’s Chrisp Street Market when it goes before Tower Hamlets Council on Tuesday.

Yesterday, 17:00

A new project will provide support and help to addicts and homeless people who repeatedly beg outside DLR stations to tackle anti-social behaviour in Tower Hamlets.

Yesterday, 15:12

A new mixed-used development with 30 per cent affordable housing and a green heating system is coming to Bow.

Yesterday, 11:00

Disney musicals are coming to a school near you when pupils at Poplar’s Manorfield Primary and their teachers produce their own West End show based on classic children’s stories.

Thu, 19:00

Tower Hamlets Council has been urged to replace an iconic piece of public art removed from Bethnal Green 16 years ago.

Thu, 18:08

Worshippers at mosques and Muslim centres are being warned by Tower Hamlets trading standards officers about travel scams if they are planning to go on Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca next month.

Thu, 16:29

A high-end massage parlour on the Isle of Dogs has lost its licence after staff were caught offering “sexual services” to customers.

Thu, 12:59

Proposals for a new block of flats in a conservation area in Limehouse is being recommended for approval despite 74 objections from residents.


Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now