Defendant: Lee Rigby 'like the non-Muslim version of myself'

The jury in the Lee Rigby murder trial has been shown video of a police interview with one of the defendants, Michael Adebolajo, in which he claims he saw the soldier "like the non Muslim version of myself". Both of the accused deny murder.

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Jury sees video of police interviews with Rigby suspect

The jury in the Lee Rigby murder trial was shown footage of police interviews with Michael Adebolajo, one of the defendants accused of killing the soldier:

In the third police interview shown to the jury, Adebolajo walked out after an officer asked him to use "plain and simple" language.

The jury was shown videos of police interviews with defendant Michael Adebolajo.
The jury was shown videos of police interviews with defendant Michael Adebolajo. Credit: Metropolitan Police

The trial has been adjourned until tomorrow.

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Fusilier Lee Rigby's widow leaves court in tears

The widow of Fusilier Lee Rigby left the court in tears as the jury was shown police interviews with one of the defendants accused of his murder.

Rebecca Rigby walked out as Michael Adebolajo was heard speaking to officers in the aftermath of the incident near Woolwich barracks on May 22.

The widow of Lee Rigby left the courtroom as the police interviews were played. Credit: PA Wire

Adebolajo, covered by a blue blanket, told police there was a "war between the Muslims and the British people" and called himself a "soldier of Allah".

The defendant said politicians gathering in the House of Commons and paying tribute to soldiers killed in Afghanistan was "a disgusting practice".

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Suspect asked about 'I'm not denying murder' remark

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In first part of police interview Michael Adebolajo speaks for about 40 mins without interruption.

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Police ask Adebolajo about comments he made in hospital saying "why do you need forensics, I'm not denying the murder"

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Woolwich suspect describes himself as 'soldier of Allah'

by Simon Harris: ITV Correspondent

Adebolajo is heard in the interview describing himself as a 'soldier of Allah', adding:

I am very willing to be incarcerated perhaps for many, many years... Lee Rigby was killed on the 22 May.

He was struck in the neck with a sharp instrument and he was sawed until his head, you know, became detached and may Allah forgive me if i acted in a way that is displeasing to him.

Adebolajo is heard arguing with the police officer trying to question him. He said:

When I finish you may speak. Do not abuse your position.

Britain's leaders described as 'wicked, selfish, corrupt'

by Simon Harris: ITV Correspondent

Adebolajo is seen wearing a blue blanket over his head. He identifies himself as Mujaheed Abu Hamza. He talks of Britain's leaders ruling in a...

... wicked, selfish, corrupt and oppressive manner. I am particularly disgusted by the likes of David Cameron, the Miliband brothers... what's his name? Nick Clegg, you know and others.

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Woolwich accused 'disgusted by Cameron and Clegg'

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Adebolajo says particularly disgusted by likes of David Cameron, the Miliband brothers & Nick Clegg. Calls Tony Blair wicked & corrupt

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Michael Adebolajo "I'm particularly disgusted by David Cameron, the Miliband brothers & what's his name.. Nick Clegg" #woolwich

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Suspect told police 'it gave him little joy to slay anyone'

The jury at the Lee Rigby murder trial have been shown a video of the police interview with Michael Adebolajo, one of the defendants accused of killing the soldier:

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Michael Adebolajo appears to be reading Koran in police interview. He starts by praising Allah.

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Adebolajo says he isn't ashamed to be a British Muslim but his shame with British is with murder pillage & rape of innocent people

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Michael Adebolajo tells police It gives me little joy to approach anyone & slay them.

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