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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:21 PM

EDL leader Stephen Lennon jailed for false passport offence

Source: BBC

7 January 2013 Last updated at 13:22 GMT

EDL leader Stephen Lennon jailed for false passport offence

The leader of the English Defence League has been jailed for 10 months for using someone else's passport to travel to the USA.

Stephen Lennon, 30, from Luton, admitted possession of a false identity document with improper intention.

Lennon used a passport in the name of Andrew McMaster to board a Virgin Atlantic flight from Heathrow to New York, Southwark Crown Court was told.

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Lennon had previously been refused entry to the US and used a friend's passport to travel to the country in September.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20935502

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