By Michael Holden

LONDON (Reuters) - Two men pleaded not guilty on Friday to murdering a British soldier whose killing in broad daylight on a busy London street in May horrified the nation.

Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, a veteran of the Afghan war, was hacked to death on May 22 near an army barracks in Woolwich, southeast London. A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as "multiple incised wounds".

Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, appeared by videolink from prison at London's Old Bailey criminal court where they denied murdering Rigby, conspiracy to murder a police officer and attempted murder of a police officer.

The two men, wearing red T-shirts, spoke only to confirm their names with both also using their Islamic names - Mujahid Abu Hamza for Adebolajo and Ismail Ibn Abdullah for Adebowale. Their trial is due to start on November 18.

Rigby's widow Rebecca broke down in tears as she watched the hearing.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Belinda Goldsmith, Guy Faulconbridge and Jon Boyle)

About News.net

Publishing Services International Limited (PSIL) is the publisher and operator of a worldwide network of online news sites dedicated to delivering fair, accurate and relevant reporting from a variety of the world’s most trusted sources – from the biggest cities to the smallest towns.

We deliver positive and powerful messages to our readers, providing up‑to‑the‑second news that matters to the individual.

Our promise is to serve communities and individuals worldwide, delivering information that hasn’t always been available to them. We will give them back a voice – a voice that’s empowering because it is theirs – and provide a platform to communicate between themselves and the world.

We believe people are not just generic demographics; they are individuals with their own preferences and curiosities. We are about understanding these individuals, listening to them, and serving them.

We are the new pioneering spirit of news – we’re not talking to everyone, we’re talking with every one.

If you want your news, your voice, your way, on your time – we’ve got news for you.

 

FAQs

Email

If you have any questions or concerns please email us on support@news.net

Phone

  • Australia, Toll Free 1-800-983-421
  • Hong Kong, Toll Free 800-906-187
  • Singapore, Toll Free 800-852-3871
  • USA/Canada, Toll Free 1-800-830-4132

Advertise With Us

Interested in being awesome?
Contact us by email or phone.

Cancel