Murder of soldier Lee Rigby

The soldier hacked to death in Woolwich yesterday has been named as Drummer Lee Rigby from Crumpsall in Manchester

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MP's quiz police chief

Cressida Dick Credit: PA

One of Scotland Yard's most senior police officers will be quizzed by MPs over the investigation into the murder of Manchester soldier Lee Rigby.

Father-of-one Drummer Rigby was hacked to death in broad daylight near Woolwich barracks in south-east London on May 22.

Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Cressida Dick will appear before the Home Affairs Select Committee later to answer questions on the shock killing, which has brought community tensions to the surface and prompted the Prime Minister to set up a new anti-terror task force.

Ms Dick's evidence comes after two men - Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22 - appeared in separate courts charged with Drummer Rigby's murder.

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Two men released

Two men aged 42 and 46 arrested on suspicion of being involved in the illegal supply of guns in connection with the murder of soldier Lee Rigby have been released on bail pending further inquiries, the Metropolitan Police said today

Futher arrest in Drummer Lee Rigby case

Detectives investigating the murder of soldier Lee Rigby have arrested a man on suspicion of being involved in supplying illegal firearms.

The 42-year-old was held in north London this morning and is currently being questioned at a police station in south London, Scotland Yard said.

Searches are also being carried out at homes in north and east London as part of the ongoing investigation into Drummer Rigby's death.

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Court sketch: Woolwich suspect in dock

In this court sketch, Woolwich suspect Michael Adebowale is seen being taken to the dock of Westminster Magistrates' Court where he spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.

Michael Adebowale being taken to the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court Credit: Priscilla Coleman
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