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Calls for award for Lee Rigby women

An MP has called for the three women who confronted the killers of Lee Rigby and sought to help the soldier should be officially honoured for their bravery.

Conservative MP for New Forest East Julian Lewis says Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, Amanda Donnelly and Gemini Donnelly-Martin should be given either a Queen's Commendation or a George Medal for their actions on the day Fusilier Rigby was killed.

Mr Lewis said the bystanders, who are known as the "angels of Woolwich", deserve an honour and pointed out that one of them now suffers mental health problems. On May 22 last year, Muslim converts Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale ran down and killed the soldier near Woolwich Barracks, south-east London.

Women who tried to help Lee Rigby should get award says MP

Lee Rigby was killed near his barracks in Woolwich Credit: GTV

An MP has called for the three women who confronted the killers of Lee Rigby and sought to help the soldier should be officially honoured for their bravery.

Conservative MP for New Forest East Julian Lewis says Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, Amanda Donnelly and Gemini Donnelly-Martin should be given either a Queen's Commendation or a George Medal for their actions on the day Fusilier Rigby was killed.

Mr Lewis said the bystanders, who are known as the "angels of Woolwich", deserve an honour and pointed out that one of them now suffers mental health problems. On May 22 last year, Muslim converts Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale ran down and killed the soldier near Woolwich Barracks, south-east London.

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