Family lead Lee Rigby tributes

Memorial services for Drummer Lee Rigby have been held in his home city of Manchester and in Woolwich, with his family paying tribute at the spot in south London where the 25-year-old soldier was killed last Wednesday.

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BNP leader criticised over Lee Rigby tribute

British National Party leader Nick Griffin has been among those paying their respects to murdered soldier - a move criticised as "provocative" by an anti-racist organisation.

Akbar Khan, chairman of Building Bridges, said:

It is a provocative action by Nick Griffin to go to the place where this young soldier was murdered. All Muslims have come out and condemned this act of violence.

Given the serene and sad atmosphere prevailing in the country, because of this person's death, he is being very cynical and exploiting the raw nerves for his benefit, and we say it is just and fair that there should be no politics over dead bodies.

Whoever is involved in this kind of activity needs to look very carefully at what that person is doing.

We need to be calm and deal with it in a mature and responsible manner.

– Akbar Khan

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