Tommy Robinson was arrested by police on Sunday for assaulting a man that allegedly molested his 8-year-old daughter in a swimming pool.
Tommy Robinson was charged with common assault by Bedfordshire Police after “assaulting” a man at the Centre Parcs in Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire, and is due to appear in court on April 2nd.
Robinson’s website, TR News, gave an account of what happened:
Tommy’s daughter was playing in the shallow end of the “children’s” swimming pool at Centre Parcs, a middle-aged man grabbed her bum as he walked past, he didn’t say a word, he didn’t even look at her. Tommy’s little girl was in shock; she got straight out of the pool and told her dad… Tommy immediately questioned his little girl about what happened… Tommy then got his daughter to identify the Centre Parcs pervert. As any decent father would do, Tommy challenged the man who squeezed his daughters bum, with gritted teeth, giving the man the chance to explain the situation. Tommy was gobsmacked, the man admitted to pinching his daughters bum “by mistake”… Tommy wanted to make sure this man was brought to the attention of security staff and the Police… The man tried to walk away, but Tommy wouldn’t let him, the man then struggled with Tommy, grabbing him by the throat and neck as he did. After the struggle, the man ended up with a bleeding nose, there were witnesses to the altercation.
In a video posted by Avi Yemini, Robinson can be seen with police, asking why they are arresting him and not the man who allegedly assaulted his daughter.
WATCH the moment @bedspolice ARREST Tommy Robinson for restraining a paedophile who just sexually assaulted his 8-yr-old daughter.
Where is the #MeToo movement when you need them?
Please RETWEET this shocking footage far and wide.
— Avi Yemini 🇦🇺🇮🇱 (@OzraeliAvi) March 2, 2020
News reports in the Daily Mail and The Sun obscured the reason why Robinson went after the man. The Mail wrote that Robinson was “trying to prevent a man he believed had committed an offence from leaving the scene,” while The Sun made no mention of his motivation at all.