Woolwich trial in November

Two men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby will stand trial at the Old Bailey in November. Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale appeared via videolink from separate rooms at Belmarsh prison in south east London.

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Woolwich suspect Adebolajo assaulted in prison

ITV News understands that Michael Adebolajo, one of the men accused of the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, has been assaulted in prison. The prison service have confirmed an investigation is underway.

Woolwich suspect Michael Adebolajo. Credit: RTV

A source told ITV News that Adebolajo had two teeth knocked out and that he had been "targeted" within the prison.

A Prison Service spokesperson said: "The police are investing an incident that took place at HMP Belmarsh on July 17. It would be inappropriate to comment while the investigation was ongoing.”

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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.
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.

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Woolwich suspects to stand trial on November 18

The two men accused of murdering Drummer Lee Rigby will stand trial on November 18, the Old Bailey heard 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.