Woolwich trial in November

Two men charged with the murder of a Manchester soldier Drummer Lee Rigby have been told the date they will stand trial. Drummer Rogby from Middleton was killed in Woolwich last month.

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Woolwich suspects to appear at hearing in September

The two men accused of murdering Drummer Lee Rigby have been remanded in custody to appear for a plea and case management hearing at the Old Bailey on September 27.

Michael Adebolajo, who appeared to still have his left arm in a bandage after being shot by armed officers in the incident on May 22, sat flanked by two prison officers.

A court sketch of Michael Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo. Credit: Pricilla Coleman

He is also accused of the attempted murder of two police officers and possession of a firearm with intent to cause others to believe that violence would be used.

Michael Adebowale, 22, was also flanked by two prison officers.

Both men spoke only to confirm their names.

Woolwich suspects in court in November

A date for the two men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby to stand trial was set at the Old Bailey today.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, appeared via videolink from separate rooms at Belmarsh prison in south east London.

The pair are accused of murdering Drummer Rigby outside Woolwich barracks and will stand trial on November 18.


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