Romford: Rigby Murder Accused In Court

Two men, including one from Romford, are due in court accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby.

Lee Rigby

28-year-old Michael Adebolajo, from Romford, and 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, from Greenwich, are charged with murdering the Fusilier as he walked back to Woolwich Barracks in south-east London on May 22.

They are also each accused of attempting to murder a police officer on the same day, and conspiracy to murder a police officer on or before that day.

Far-right protesters are expected to gather outside the court building this morning.

The British National Party invited groups such as the English Defence League to congregate from around 9am.

The case itself is listed for a mention hearing at 2pm.

Father-of-one Fusilier Rigby, 25, from Middleton, Greater Manchester, died of multiple cut and stab wounds when he was attacked as he returned to the barracks after spending the day at the Tower of London. 

Adebolajo has asked to be known as Mujaahid Abu Hamza in court, while Adebowale has asked to be called Ismail Ibn Abdullah.

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