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Woolwich suspects released on bail

Three men who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby have been released on bail, the Metropolitan Police said today.

The trio, aged 21, 24 and 28, were arrested in south-east London on Saturday, three days after the 25-year old soldier was hacked to death in Woolwich. They have been bailed to return to a south London police station.

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Man, 22, arrested in connection with Woolwich murder

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder Drummer Lee Rigby, the Metropolitan Police has said.

The man was arrested today by counter-terrorism officers supported by armed police in St Paul's Road in Highbury Grove, north London, Scotland Yard confirmed.

He is the fifth man to be arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder Drummer Rigby, 25, in Woolwich, south east London, last Wednesday.

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Family of Drummer Lee Rigby visit murder scene

Members of Drummer Lee Rigby's family visited the scene of his murder in Woolwich,today.

They laid flowers at the Woolwich Barracks where the 25-year-old soldier with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was based, and where hundreds of floral tributes have already been left by wellwishers.

The family members arrived at the place where he was killed.They hugged and comforted each other as they looked as some of the many thousands of floral tributes that have been left in memory of the soldier.

They then crossed the road to look at the exact spot where he was murdered.One clutched a teddy bear, while others held baskets of flowers which they left at the scene.One woman tied a balloon with "dad" written across it.They then spent a few moments in reflection, still clutching each other.

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Lee Rigby's relatives leave flowers in Woolwich

Relatives of Drummer Lee Rigby have visited the street in Woolwich, south London where the soldier died.

They joined hundreds of others in leaving flowers at the scene.

Lee Rigby's relatives arriving in Woolwich, south London Credit: ITV News / Martha Fairlie

They hugged and comforted each other as they looked as some of the many thousands of floral tributes that have been left in memory of the soldier.

Lee Rigby's relatives pay their respects close to the spot where he was killed Credit: ITV News / Martha Fairlie

They then crossed the road to look at the exact spot where he was murdered.

One clutched a teddy bear, while others held baskets of flowers which they left at the scene.

A relative leaves flowers in Woolwich Credit: ITV News / Martha Fairlie
A relative reads some of the messages that have been left for soldier Lee Rigby Credit: ITV News / Martha Fairlie

Drummer Rigby: terror task force launched

The latest arrests came as Downing Street confirmed the launch of a new terror task force on extremism.

The group, of Cabinet ministers and top police and security service officials, will focus on radical preachers who seek out potential recruits in prisons, schools, colleges and mosques.

David Cameron has announced that the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) will carry out an investigation following the disclosure that the two men suspected of murdering Drummer Rigby - identified as Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Oluwatobi Adebowale, 22 - were known to MI5

.Authorities in France are also investigating whether the murder of Drummer Rigby was linked to an attack on a French soldier, who was stabbed in the neck in a busy shopping area near Paris yesterday.

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More arrests over soldier killing

Detectives have made three further arrests in connection with the brutal killing of soldier Lee Rigby.

Two men, aged 24 and 28, were detained at an address in south-east London yesterday, while a 21-year-old man was arrested in the street in Charlton Lane, Greenwich, all on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

Police from the Counter Terrorism Command, supported by specialist firearms officers, used Tasers to detain two of them, the 21 and 28-year-old. They did not need hospital treatment.

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Woolwich remembrance service for Drummer Rigby today

Floral tributes outside the main gate of the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich Credit: John STillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A service dedicated to Drummer Lee Rigby will take place at St Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Woolwich later today.

Father Michael Branch, who will lead the service, encouraged people of all faiths to attend.

"The doors to the church will be open to everyone, people of any faith or no faith,"

"It will be a call for us to go beyond our own faiths, to commit to reach out to other faiths and people of goodwill.

"They'll be thoughts and prayers for Lee, his wife, son and family, and for all the guys in the armed forces, particularly in Woolwich barracks.

"Together we can move forward positively and show there is absolutely no tolerance for intolerance."

The service is due to start at the church in Woolwich New Road at 11:45 am.

Wall of flowers for slain soldier

Tributes to Drummer Lee Rigby at scene of death Credit: PA

Touching tributes continued to be paid to Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich today, as the community stood united in condemning the soldier's brutal death.

A steady stream of well-wishers added to the hundreds of flowers left at the corner of John Wilson Street, where the 25-year-old was hacked to death by two suspected terrorists.

In one heartfelt tribute, a picture of Drummer Rigby with his son Jack was pinned to the railings, with the caption "Daddy and his little soldier! R.I.P Lee".

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