Murdered soldier trial date set

The two men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, South London, will go on trial on 18th November. Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale have both denied the charge.

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Adebolajo, from Romford in Essex, has asked to be known as Mujaahid Abu Hamza in court, while Adebowale, from Greenwich, South East London, has asked to be called Ismail Ibn Abdullah.

The pair were remanded in custody to face trial at the Old Bailey on November 18.

Lee Rigby - trial date set

The widow of murdered soldier Lee Rigby Credit: MoD/PA Archive/PA Images

Lee Rigby's wife Rebecca, seen here at his funeral, broke down in tears this morning as two men denied his murder. She watched tearfully as Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink.

Both wearing red T-shirts and pale trousers, they appeared from separate rooms for today's hearing. The soldier, who trained at Catterick in North Yorkshire, had lived in Halifax with his young family,


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