22 Jul 2021

Teenager wins libel case against far-right activist Tommy Robinson

A teenager has won his libel case with the far-right activist Tommy Robinson. Syrian refugee Jamal Hijazi was assaulted during an attack at a school in Huddersfield in 2018.

Robinson, also known as Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, claimed that attack was not as it seemed and that Mr Hijazi attacked “young English girls”.

Today the High Court ruled in Mr Hijazi’s favour, awarding him £100,000 in damages as well as costs.