Madeline Edwards, a neighbour of Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebowale, told ITV News she is astounded he could be involved in the brutal attack on soldier Lee Rigby.
Describing him as a "lovely young man" whose mother was "very hard working" she said:
"He is just a very humble young man, quite solitary. I know he turned towards Islam, but I did not know he held views that he would have ended up in this situation."
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.