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Woolwich murder: Bailed man to face no further action

  • 8 October 2013
  • From the section UK

A man arrested in connection with the killing of soldier Lee Rigby will face no further action by police, his lawyers have said.

Hayden Allen, 21, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder on 25 May, and later bailed.

At the time he denied any involvement in the "atrocity" and said he "played no part" in the attack.

Fusilier Rigby, 25, was stabbed to death on 22 May near his barracks in Woolwich, south-east London.

In a statement, Mr Allen's lawyers TV Edwards Solicitors said: "Following [Mr Allen's] interview and release on bail by the police, he asked that they be allowed time fully to investigate the case.

"We have today been notified that the police will not be taking his case further, vindicating him from any involvement in what took place.

"Mr Allen would like to this to be known as widely as his arrest was publicised. He offers his full condolences to the family and friends of Mr Rigby."

Two men - Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22 - have been charged with his murder. They deny the charges.

A trial date has been provisionally set for 18 November.