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Man denies involvement in Woolwich 'atrocity'

A 21-year-old arrested in connection with the murder of soldier Lee Rigby has denied any involvement in the "atrocity".

Hayden Allen, who is reportedly a Muslim convert, was held on Saturday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder by detectives from Scotland Yard's Counter Terrorism Command.

Specialist firearms officers used a Taser on Allen as he was arrested in Charlton Lane, in Greenwich, south east London, some three days after the horrific killing of Drummer Rigby. He was later released on bail.

Allen said: "I had no prior knowledge of the atrocity that happened last week and I played no part in the incident or the lead-up to it whatsoever.

"My family are wholly uninvolved. I ask that the police continue to investigate and that my family be allowed without harassment to continue their lives."

Woolwich firearms officers 'on duty soon'

Police attend the scene in Woolwich where Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered. Credit: PA Wire

Three firearms officers involved in the shooting of the men suspected of murdering soldier Lee Rigby could be back on duty within weeks.

The officers, along with two of their commanders, are currently undergoing post shooting assessments and Chief Superintendent Alistair Sutherland said he 'certainly hopes' that they will return to normal duties soon.

He said: "I will obviously speak to my counterparts in our department for professional standards and I will liaise with the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission), and then I will come to a decision around putting them back to ops.

"But at this stage I would anticipate them being back on operational duty fairly quickly."


Woolwich suspect to be questioned by police

A man suspected of murdering Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich will be questioned by police today, a week after the soldier's death.

Michael Adebowale, 22, was shot by police after apparently charging towards armed officers in the aftermath of Drummer Rigby's death, but was moved into police custody yesterday after he was discharged from hospital.

A second murder suspect, Michael Adebolajo, 28, who was also shot by police, remains in hospital under police guard.


Adebolajo family send 'heartfelt condolence' to Lee Rigby's family

Nothing we can say can undo the events of last week.

However, as a family, we wish to share with others our horror at the senseless killing of Lee Rigby, and express our profound shame and distress that this has brought to our family.

We send our heartfelt condolence to Lee Rigby's family and loved ones.

We wish to state openly that we believe that there is no place for violence in the name of religion or politics.

We believe that all right thinking members of society share this view wherever they were born and whatever their religion and political beliefs.

We wholeheartedly condemn all those who engage in acts of terror and fully reject any suggestion by them that religion or politics can justify this kind of violence.

We unreservedly put our faith in the rule of law and with others fully expect that all the perpetrators will be brought to justice under the law of the land.

And we pray for Lee Rigby's soul to rest in peace, for the Lord to comfort his parents and loved ones and provide all of us affected with the strength and fortitude to cope with this tragedy.

– Adebolajo family statement

Woolwich suspect released from hospital

A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Lee Rigby has been discharged from hospital and taken into custody at a south London police station.

Police confirmed that on arrival at the police station he was also arrested on the suspicion of the attempted murder of a police officer.

He remains in custody and will be interviewed by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command.

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