Thursday, May 23, 2013

Drummer Lee Rigby Killed in Woolwich Attack

The soldier murdered in a terrorist attack near a military barracks in Woolwich has been named as Drummer Lee Rigby.

The 25-year-old, of 2nd Batallion the Royal Regiment of Fusilliers, was killed in front of shocked onlookers.

Witnesses said he was attacked by two men with a number of weapons, including knives and a meat cleaver, while they shouted the name of "Allah".

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said everyone had been "shocked and saddened" by Drummer Rigby's death.