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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Murder of soldier Lee Rigby

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