In June, Stephen Lennon and Kevin Carroll, at that point still in the leadership of the English Defence League, were arrested as they attempted to enter Tower Hamlets on their way to Woolwich to stage a protest against the murder of Lee Rigby.
A condition of their bail was that they were banned from entering Tower Hamlets. In response, Lennon tweeted: “I can’t wait till my bail conditions are gone so I can enter Tower Hamlets! I’m going straight to the East London Mosque #fact.”
Lennon and Carroll were later charged with obstructing the police, but today when they arrived at court they were told the charges had been dropped due to lack of evidence. This was the immediate response of new “reformed” Lennon: