Tommy Robinson has dropped a complaint alleging he was assaulted outside an Essex nightclub, saying police action was "a waste of time". The former leader of the English Defence League (EDL) was found by paramedics unconscious and bleeding after being hit by an unknown assailant on 14 February.

The incident, which left Robinson recovering in hospital, happened while the 33-year-old was on a night out with friends in Epping in Essex. He was knocked out shortly after leaving Club 195 in Cottis Lane and was left with a deep cut to his head.

So far there have been no arrests and East of England Ambulance Service said the call they received to the incident, at 2.13am, was from an anonymous member of the public who did not give a name. The person responsible has remained a mystery and police said they had recovered no CCTV evidence.

Essex Police, which attended the scene, told IBTimes UK today (8 March) the investigation had now been shelved with a spokesman saying: "The victim does not wish to purse a complaint so no further action will be taken."

Robinson said he had refused to give a witness statement to officers due to frustrations he had dealing with police on previous occasions. He told IBTimes UK: "I'm fed up going through the police. Every time I'm attacked, they just waste my time."

Robinson, who now helps lead anti-Islam group Pegida UK, said a previous attack he suffered saw lengthy delays in the police investigation and ended with no conviction. He said this was despite having CCTV footage of the incident, adding: "I'm just fed up of liaising with the police."

The incident in Epping occurred just days after Robinson said in an interview with the John Gaunt radio show he believed he was a target for Islamist extremists and would eventually be "killed". He told IBTimes UK he was targeted in another attack just two weeks ago while driving in Luton.