Stephen Lennon, pleaded not guilty to assaulting a police officer during violent clashes on Armistice Day
The founder of the far-right English Defence League, Stephen Lennon, today pleaded not guilty to assaulting a police officer during violent clashes on Armistice Day. Lennon, 27, of Layham Drive, Luton, was arrested in Kensington, west London, after clashing with police and members of Muslims Against Crusades – a small extremist Islamic group.
Five others associated with the EDL and two members of MAC were also arrested for public order offences.
Lennon, who formed the EDL in Luton last year, pleaded not guilty during a brief hearing today at West London Magistrates Court to assaulting a police officer. He was granted unconditional bail and a trial date was set of 12 January.