Woolwich murderer's mum: 'Please forgive my son'

The mother of Woolwich murderer Michael Adebowale has told ITV News she has asked the mother of Lee Rigby for forgiveness, condemning the attack on the soldier as "senseless".

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Woolwich witness: 'It was a natural reaction to help'

Trained first aider Vikki Cave went to help Fusilier Lee Rigby when she saw him lying on the Woolwich street and called the police.

Speaking to ITV News UK Editor Lucy Manning, she said: "It was a natural reaction to go and help and I didn't realise that they [Lee Rigby's killers] were there and when I did realise, that was a bit of 'Oh my god, it’s kind of scary’, especially when I saw the gun."

Ms Cave said a woman who was sitting beside the soldier rubbing his back was "so, so brave, absolutely amazing. If that was my son I'd want someone to be there. She was incredible."

"I spoke to the man and said: 'Is she ok, are we safe, are you going to hurt us?' And he said the women and children are safe but when your police and soldiers get here you need to back off as I can't guarantee anything."

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Rigby family 'satisfied justice has been done'

The Rigby family outside the Old Bailey following the convictions. Credit: ITV News

Lee Rigby's family have said they are satisfied that justice has been done following the convictions of Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.

A statement read: "This has been the toughest time of our lives. No one should have to go through what we have been through as a family."

Rigby's wife says his memory will live on through son

The wife of murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby has said his memory will live on through their son and he will never be forgotten.

In a statement, Rebecca Rigby said: "I would like to thank everyone who has helped us to finally get justice for Lee.

Rebecca Rigby said his memory will live on through their son and he will never be forgotten. Credit: PA Wire

"This has been the toughest time of our lives and no-one should have to go through what we have been through as a family.

"These people have taken away my baby's dad but Lee's memory lives on through our son and we will never forget him.

"I now want to build a future for Jack and make him proud of his dad like we all are."

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