As it happened: Woolwich aftermath

Key points

  • The soldier murdered in Woolwich, London, is named as Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, of 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
  • Two men shot by police at the scene of the attack remain under arrest in separate hospitals
  • It emerges that the two suspects were known to the security services. One is believed by the BBC to be Michael Adebolajo
  • Police have also arrested a man and woman on suspicion of conspiracy to murder
  • David Cameron says: "We will never give in to terror or terrorism in any of its forms."
  • US President Barack Obama says his country "stands resolute" with Britain following the attack

Live text


  • Nigel Pankhurst 
  • Martin Tooth 
  • Holly Wallis 
  • Trevor Timpson 

Last updated 25 May 2013

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