EDL leader quizzed after filming outside former X-Factor judge Tulisa’s mansion
PUBLISHED: 06:00 25 September 2013
RIGHT wing extremists were quizzed by police while filming outside a pop star’s Brookmans Park mansion.
The leader of the English Defence League (EDL) Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – aka Tommy Robinson – was questioned while making the short film near former X-Factor judge Tulisa Consostavlos’s £6m pad.
He was stopped along with other EDL cohorts after the 25-year-old singer spotted them outside her home and called the police.
Officers searched their cars, but concluded that no crime had been committed.
Police were called to the house on September 11, after the star’s assistant Gareth Varey reportedly confronted the men. News of the incident only emerged this weekend.
A Hertfordshire Police spokesman said: “Police were called at just gone 10.20pm to a property in Brookmans Park to reports of a suspicious vehicle outside a property.
“Officers were in attendance and located the vehicle. Two men were subsequently spoken with and searched. The surrounding area was also searched. No arrests were made.”
Mr Yaxley-Lennon took to Twitter after the incident to say he was making a documentary.
The anti-Islamic activist had previously shot a YouTube clip outside the singer’s home, where he pleaded for cash.
Towards the end of that film he points towards Tulisa’s home and said “who lives in a house like this?” before walking towards the gates of the building.
He tells his audience he desperately needs money to pay a legal bill he said he had already run up trying to challenge police restrictions on one of the EDL’s controversial marches.
Over the weekend national newspapers quoted a “friend” of the former N-Dubz star who claimed Tulisa had felt “victimised” by the group.
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