Woolwich witness: 'I wasn't scared of killer'

Michael Adebolajo rants at the camera in the moments before police arrice
Michael Adebolajo rants at the camera in the moments before police arrive. Photo: ITV News

A student who filmed the shocking images of one of Fusilier Lee Rigby's killers ranting at his camera just minutes after the brutal attack told ITV News he was not scared for his life despite the "crazy" situation.

Dominique Kipre initally thought he was witnessing a gang fight when his bus stopped at the murder scene in Woolwich, south east London.

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He said: "It was crazy. For me it was crazy because in Europe we can't see this kind of thing. Maybe someone washed his brain to do these kind of things."

When Michael Adebolajo spotted Mr Kipre filming the scene with his camera phone he crossed the street and approached him, carrying a meat cleaver and knife in his bloodied hands.

Watch the full video of Michael Adebolajo's rant here

Two women  try to reason with one of Lee Rigby's murderers in the immediate aftermath of the attack
Two women try to reason with one of Lee Rigby's murderers in the immediate aftermath of the attack Credit: ITV News

But Mr Kipre said he did not feel threatened because Adebolajo had not harmed a group of women who had tried to help Fusilier Rigby.

The ladies that were here, they started running to him and screaming 'stop it, stop, stop, stop, he's already dead, he's already dead, he's already dead, stop'. For me they risked their lives for this soldier.

No [I wasn't threatened] because in my mind the ladies were there. If he wanted to do something he would start, first of all, with the ladies before me.

Dominique Kipre
Dominique Kipre Credit: ITV News

As Adebolajo stood just feet from him, Mr Kipre captured the killer's defence for why he had callously murdered a British soldier just moments before.

In the video Adebolajo says:

I apologise that women had to witness this today but in our land, our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don't care about you.

Mr Kipre, who grew up in Woolwich, said he is now reminded of Fusilier Rigby and the events of May 22 every time he passes near to the scene.

Watch the full video of Michael Adebolajo's rant here