Family pay tribute to soldier killed in Woolwich attack

Lyn Rigby, mother of Drummer Lee Rigby joins other family members as they look at floral tributes outside Woolwich Barracks. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The family of Drummer Lee Rigby wept as they made an emotional visit to the scene of his murder in Woolwich today.

His widow Rebecca, mother Lyn, 46, stepfather Ian Rigby, 54, and other relatives laid flowers at the Woolwich Barracks. The 25-year-old soldier was part of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in south east London where hundreds of floral tributes have already been left by well-wishers.

A balloon, flowers and a card tied to a street sign. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Drummer Rigby's 30-year-old widow, clutching a Peppa Pig soft toy, pinned a balloon with the words 'Dad in a million' close to the spot where her husband was killed.

His mother and stepfather consoled each other as they walked along the wall where thousands of floral tributes have been left in memory of the soldier, while dozens of passers-by lined the street in silent.

The visit came as counter-terrorism police arrested a 22-year-old man in north London, the ninth person to be arrested in connection with the soldier's brutal killing last Wednesday.

ITV News Correspondent Martha Fairlie reports:

Michael Adebolajo and Michael Oluwatobi Adebowale, 22, who are being held on suspicion of murder, remain in hospital.

Three men aged 28, 24 and 21 remain in police custody after being arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.