Fusilier Rigby's funeral

The young son of Fusilier Lee Rigby pays tribute to his father with a t-shirt reading "My Daddy My Hero", as the murdered soldier is laid to rest.

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Lee Rigby remembered in Woolwich

Only yards from where Lee Rigby was killed in Woolwich, soldiers from his regiment remembered him in their own way.

A group of fusiliers and well wishers gathered to show solidarity and remember the man they knew.

This report from Daniel Hewitt:

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Family's tributes honour 'our hero' Lee Rigby

Moving tributes from the family of murdered soldier Fusilier Lee Rigby have been left outside Bury Parish Church where his funeral is taking place.

Rebecca Rigby, the wife of murdered soldier Fusilier Lee Rigby, writes 'Forever in my heart'.
Rebecca Rigby, the wife of murdered soldier Fusilier Lee Rigby, writes 'Forever in my heart'. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
A floral tribute from Fusilier Lee Rigby's mother Lyn and his stepfather Ian.
A tribute from Fusilier Lee Rigby's mother Lyn and his stepfather Ian. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Fusilier Lee Rigby's parents call him 'our hero' and said 'our lives will never be the same'.
Fusilier Lee Rigby's parents call him 'our hero' and said 'our lives will never be the same'. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
A floral tribute from Fusilier Lee Rigby's grandparents during his funeral service at Bury Parish Church.
A tribute from Fusilier Lee Rigby's grandparents during his funeral service at Bury Parish Church. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Crowds line the streets near fusilier's home, to pay respects

Crowds line the streets near the fusilier's home Credit: ITV

Hundreds of people are lining the streets in Middleton, close to the family home of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

Crowds line the streets near the fusilier's home Credit: ITV

They have gathered to pay their respects to the soldier, as he is laid to rest.

Crowds line the streets near the fusilier's home Credit: ITV
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Eulogy pays tribute to 'truly charismatic' soldier

In his eulogy, Fusilier Lee Rigby's commanding officer, Colonel Jim Taylor, said:

Fusilier Lee James Rigby, or Riggers to his friends in the Army, was an extremely popular soldier. A larger-than-life personality, he loved to perform and belonged in the Second Fusiliers' Corps of Drums. He was truly charismatic.

To be with Lee was to be where it was most fun - the centre of good times and much mischief.

People fell quickly under his spell. Whether it was in work or off duty, at a ceremonial engagement or on operations, Lee just knew how to lighten the mood.

He could brighten a room within moments and, by all accounts, clear a dancefloor in seconds if a Whitney Houston track was playing.

Lee had a natural swagger and the confidence of someone truly comfortable in their own skin.

He was always happy. His smile was infectious, as was his enthusiasm for soldiering and his passion for life.

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