EDL leader Stephen Lennon denies assault charge

EDL founder Stephen Lennon Stephen Lennon is due back in court on 29 September

The founder of the English Defence League (EDL) has denied assault after an altercation at a Lancashire rally.

Stephen Lennon, also known as Tommy Robinson, was arrested in connection with a brawl at the EDL demonstration in Blackburn on 2 April.

He denied common assault against Alan McKee when he appeared at Blackburn Magistrates' Court and was given bail.

Mr Lennon, 28, of Luton, Bedfordshire, will go on trial at Preston Magistrates' Court on 29 September.

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