Vigil for Lee Rigby

A vigil for fusilier Lee Rigby takes place today. He formerly lived and trained in Yorkshire - and left behind a wife and son in Halifax.

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Report: Vigil for murdered soldier

The widow and son of Lee Rigby - the soldier murdered outside his London barracks - have led a vigil this afternoon ahead of her husband's funeral.

Rebecca Rigby from Halifax and their two-year-old son Jack led mourners in a moving tribute to the twenty five year old Fusilier at Bury Parish Church.

The soldier's comrades will stand guard next to his body overnight until the funeral service takes place tomorrow. Two men have been charged with Lee's murder. Rachel Townsend reports.

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Crowds clap as Drummer Lee Rigby's cortege begins

Drummer Lee Rigby was a soldier in the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Credit: ITV News

The crowds clapped as the cortege carrying the coffin of murdered soldier Drummer Lee Rigby began making its way to Bury Parish Church, where a vigil is being held ahead of his funeral tomorrow.

The crowds clap as the procession to Bury Parish Church begins. Credit: ITV News


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Family of Lee Rigby 'inundated with sympathy'

Hundreds of people left floral tributes close to the site where Lee Rigby was killed in Woolwich, south London. Credit: ITV News/Nicola Keaney

Tomorrow's funeral of Fusilier Lee Rigby is expected to be attended by hundreds of mourners following a groundswell of support for his family from the public.

His family have been inundated with cards, letters and flowers from all over the country and abroad and from all faiths in condolence.

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Overnight guard of honour for Lee Rigby

Drummers from the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will today drum the cortege of murdered soldier Lee Rigby, past soldiers of the Regiment lining the route to Bury Parish Church for the vigil to begin this afternoon.

Fusilier Rigby will be borne into church and a short ceremony will take place attended by his family.

The honour guard will remain with Fusilier Rigby's body overnight inside the church.

The public and media have been asked to pay their respects outside the church, and the private military service will be broadcast on loudspeakers.


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