Rigby fiancee left 'devastated'

Aimee West, the fiancee of Lee Rigby, says she has been left "devastated by the loss", adding that she was "extremely proud" of the soldier after he was killed in Woolwich.

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Woolwich suspect was 'en-route to Somalia'

A Kenyan government official has said that Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo, who was arrested in the country in 2010, was released by Nigerian security forces to British security personnel.

Government spokesman Muthui Kariuki said that Adebolajo "was not charged in court as said he was going to be".

He added that he was "en-route to Somalia to join the Al-Shabab for training".


Kenyan officials confirm arrest of Woolwich suspect

The Kenyan government has confirmed Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo was arrested in the country, but under a different name.

A spokesman said he was taken to court before being handed to British authorities.

Kenya's government arrested Michael Olemindis Ndemolajo. We handed him to British security agents in Kenya and he seems to have found his way to London and mutated to Michael Adebolajo.

The Kenyan government cannot be held responsible for what happened to him after we handed him to British authorities.

– Kenya's government spokesman Muthui Kariuki

Arrests in connection with Woolwich murder

Nine people have now been arrested in connection with Drummer Rigby's death.

  • Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Oluwatobi Adebowale, 22, who are being held on suspicion of murder, remain in hospital.
  • Three men aged 28, 24 and 21 remain in police custody after being arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
  • A 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder has been released on bail, police said last night.
  • Two women aged 29 and 31 who were held on Thursday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder have been released without charge.

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.


Kenyan official: Woolwich suspect thought to have been preparing to fight for al-Shabab

One of the suspects in the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby was arrested near the Somali border in Kenya in 2010, the country's anti-terrorism police confirmed today.

Anti-terrorism unit head Boniface Mwaniki told the Associated Press that Michael Adebolajo was believed to have been preparing to train and fight with the al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group al-Shabab.

He said Adebolajo was arrested with five others, and later deported.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman confirmed that a British National was arrested in Kenya in 2010, saying: "FCO provided consular assistance as normal for British nationals."

Police 'could have done more' to prevent murder

Colonel Richard Kemp, ex commander of British forces in Afghanistan and a past chairman of the Cobra intelligence committee, has said that MI5 and the police may have been able to do more to prevent the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby, reports the Independent on Sunday.

It would have required probably significant additional resources, so that they can increase the number of suspects they monitor.

Even though these two were on their radar, they have to prioritise who they look at, because surveillance, monitoring and communications is all very expensive.

And maybe they need more resources to do that if it is necessary to widen the net, which I think probably it is.

– Colonel Richard Kemp
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