News is emerging on Facebook today that Tommy Robinson, co-founder of PEGIDA UK, is in hospital following an attack during a night out in Essex last night (13/02/2016).
It seems Tommy, on a night out with his wife, was found unconscious with head injuries. He is currently in hospital, but thought to be recovering.
This is not the first time Tommy Robinson has been attacked and he has been hinting more lately than normal that he feels he is in physical danger. His mistrust of the local police affords him little feeling of protection from authorities.
Tommy’s recent appearance on Arab TV channel Al Jazeera sparked controversy, receiving particular infamy due to a portion being cut by the station. I did feel that particular appearance could cause him harm, being a very direct form of confrontation and one likely to be well publicised.
Let’s hope Tommy recovers soon and has no permanent damage. Whilst he has his critics, Tommy is reaching out once again through his Pegida UK activities, debating the topics which many feel need addressed.
Update 15/02/2016 2.30am: Tommy is now home, so let’s hope he gets healed up & we hear from him soon.
Update 15/02/2016 3.15pm: Back in hospital, much more detail available HERE.