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A friend of one of the Woolwich suspects has claimed to ITV News that MI5 had tried to recruit Michael Adebolajo as a spy approximately six months ago.
The same friend also claims that Adebolajo was detained and tortured by Kenyan security forces while trying to enter Somalia.
British security sources have previously admitted that Adebolajo was stopped en route to Somalia, but have not said in which country.
Whitehall sources refused to either confirm or deny the friend's allegations
ITV News understands that a 29-year-old man arrested yesterday in connection with the Woolwich attack was arrested while serving time in prison for other offences.
The disruption at Heathrow has forced some of the acts due to perform at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Derry to pull-out. A Radio 1 spokesperson said:
"Radio 1's Big Weekend kicked off on Friday afternoon in Derry-Londonderry and we've got a weekend of amazing acts and DJs ahead of us.
"Unfortunately due to the travel disruption affecting Heathrow we've had to cancel a few performances but we've still got an exciting line up for our audiences and we're looking forward to a fantastic weekend of music!"
Cancelled performances include Aluna George and Angel Haze on the Radio 1Xtra Stage.
Borussia Dortmund's @BVB Twitter account has made humorous reference to a German stereotype ahead of the side's Champions League final at London's Wembley Stadium this weekend.
A series of tweeted pictures shows Dortmund towels on deckchairs in front of famous London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch and Big Ben.
Dortmund are narrow outsiders to win Saturday's final against countrymen Bayern Munich.
The mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, has denied allegations that he smoked crack-cocaine and said he could not comment on a video he had not seen. The embattled mayor told reporters:
"There has been a serious accusation from the Toronto Star that I use crack cocaine. I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine. As for a video, I cannot comment on a video that I have never seen or does not exist."
Last week Gawker Media and the Toronto Star that they had separately seen a video pertaining to show Ford smoking crack-cocaine whilst in the company of alleged drug dealers.
British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin today laid flowers at the site of Drummer Lee Rigby's death in Woolwich, south London.
The far-right politician claimed he had come for personal rather than political reasons.
As Muslim groups reported a surge in anti-Islam incidents since the attack in Woolwich on Wednesday, an Imam at a south London mosque condemned violence in general.
Meanwhile Nick Clegg urged the country not to allow the attacks to spread fear and division.
This report is by ITV News political correspondent Carl Dinnen:
A 22-year-old man has been charged on suspicion of making malicious comments on Facebook following the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby.
Benjamin Flatters, of Lincoln, was arrested last night after complaints were made to Lincolnshire Police about comments made on Facebook, which were allegedly of a racist or anti-religious nature.
He was charged with an offence of malicious communications this afternoon in relation to the comments, a Lincolnshire Police spokesman said.
Flatters has been remanded in police custody and will appear before magistrates in Lincoln tomorrow.
The owner of takeaway shop where Drummer Lee Rigby was filmed two days before his murder said the soldier, a regular customer, was a "very polite chap."
Oner Arslanboga said he was "very saddened" by the attack and that staff at the shop had been upset by the news of Drummer Rigby's death.
This report is by ITV News correspondent Juliet Bremner:
Help for Heroes has experienced a huge surge in donations since the death of Drummer Lee Rigby, a spokesman confirmed.
Since Wednesday the charity has received almost £600,000. A spokesman said:
Help For Heroes has been the unexpected focus of this spontaneous and instinctive desire to counter evil with good. Since Wednesday afternoon H4H has received almost £600,000 in money and pledges from the great British public and donations continue to come in.
Every penny that is donated by the public in response to Lee's death will help support his brothers and sisters in arms for years to come.