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WHAT A WAYNE-ANKER: LeedsLive Editor Says Reporter Who Published Tommy Robinson Address was ‘Brave’

WAYNE Ankers – the Editor of LeedsLive has defended his reporter Stephanie Finnegan after she published a false address for Tommy Robinson in a report about the court case.

W.Anker(s) said in a Twitter post: “The vile abuse @StephanieFinneg is getting for doing her job for @leedslivenews by getting restrictions lifted and then naming and giving the street address of a defendant is beyond belief. Excellent and brave regional journalism throughout, especially dealing with this reaction.”


The publication – owned by Trinity Mirror, faced a major backlash after Politicalite.com revealed the website had published Robinson’s address without thinking of the potential risk to his wife and children.

Credit: Facebook/Steph Finnegan

Trinity Mirror’s Regional boss Ed Walker asked those angry with LeedsLive and Stephanie Finnegan to complain through an official channel.


Walker later congratulated Stephanie Finnegan for her vile act that potentially put an innocent woman and children at grave risk.


Sources have told Politicalite that the address the publication used was Tommy Robinson’s old address and the family do not reside at the location published by LeedsLive.


Tommy Robinson is a divisive political figure who speaks out about the major issues of our time that are facing working-class Britain. The reporters at LeedsLive are in a bubble, they usually report on bar openings and low-level crime reports, they don’t understand the major social issues facing working-class Brits.

LeedsLive and Trinity Mirror – a company who own more than 200 regional titles across the UK including The Daily Mirror make a significant profit from working class people.

Their reporters are left-wing elites who SNEER at you, the whole Leeds Live debacle is a prime example – they don’t even understand why we are angry and are refusing to apologise.

Robinson has had threats from Islamic Extremists and he keeps his family out of the limelight, but the paper used its regional brain and defended its decision to publish his address.

In February Politicalite revealed that Tommy Robinson had caught a Muslim man in the street who had threatened to KILL his family.

Robinson reported abuse to the Police, but he was forced to find the abuser himself after Bedfordshire Police failed to act.

Robinson said at the time: “I caught the Muslim who has been threatening my family.”

He added: “How has it been left to me to find this man.”

The man who has not been identified had claimed to have mental health issues and revealed he had been brainwashed by Ali Dawah.

Robinson wrote: “Ali Dawah brainwashed him. The police simply will not protect my family.”

The man in question was arrested, this was confirmed by Dawah on his Twitter page and he responded to the accusations made in Robinson’s video.

“Just spoke to the mentally ill guy’s sister, she said he hasn’t taken his Medication in few days and that’s what caused him to behave like that. He’s arrested at [the] police station, my interview with her will be out in an hour.” Dawah said.

Bedfordshire Police said it was aware of threats to Robinson and confirmed they were “being investigated”

Robinson wrote on social media “Do you know how many times I have gone into Bedford police station, I have gone into Kempston police station, to say here are comments to kill my family but nothing ever gets done.”

“I have three kids, an innocent wife, my family are scared.”

Tommy added that an address had been released online claiming to be where he lived, but the information was wrong and the current occupants of that address were now “terrified”.


To voice your outrage at the sheer arrogance of Wayne Ankers, Stephanie Finnegan and Trinity Mirror’s disregard for the safety of Tommy Robinson… here are the details you need to make your voice heard.

Trinity Mirror: 020 7293 3000
WEB COMPLAINTS: www.trinitymirror.com/how-to-complain


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