Tommy Robinson Jailed For 18 Months For Mortgage Fraud

Tommy Robinson has been jailed for 18 months for mortgage fraud amounting to £160,000, in a sentence the former EDL leader appeared to describe as a "stitch up".

Ghaffar Hussain, head of research at Qulliam Foundation - the organisation which brokered Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, leaving the EDL - announced the sentence.

Although the former EDL leader has not acknowledged a prison sentence directly he has written a series of cryptic Tweets alluding to a long length of time away from his kids "for work" and a "complete stitch up".

According to the BBC, Robinson was sentenced at St Albans Crown Court after pleading guilty last November.

Robinson pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiring with others to obtain a mortgage by misrepresentation from the Abbey and Halifax banks back in November.