A friend of one of the Woolwich suspects has claimed to ITV News that MI5 had tried to recruit Michael Adebolajo as a spy approximately six months ago.
The same friend also claims that Adebolajo was detained and tortured by Kenyan security forces while trying to enter Somalia.
British security sources have previously admitted that Adebolajo was stopped en route to Somalia, but have not said in which country.
Whitehall sources refused to either confirm or deny the friend's allegations
ITV News has uncovered a video showing Woolwich suspect Michael Adebolajo speaking at a demonstration at Harrow Central Mosque in 2009.
Documents suggest Security Services were trying to recruit Woolwich suspect Michael Adebolajo and had also approached members of his family.
Police in Kenya say they did everything they could to highlight their concerns about Michael Adebolajo.