Lee Rigby killer Michael Adebowale allowed to appeal

Michael Adebowale, Image copyright Met Police

Michael Adebowale, who was given a 45-year prison sentence for the murder of soldier Lee Rigby, has been given permission to appeal against his sentence.

Adebowlae, 22, was convicted of killing Fusilier Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London on 22 May last year.

He was convicted alongside fellow Islamic extremist Michael Adebolajo.

A full appeal hearing in front of three judges will take place at a later date, a spokesman for the judiciary said.

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