– Philip Hammond, Defence Secretary
This was a violent and despicable murder of a proud member of our Armed Forces.
Our servicemen and women constantly put themselves in harm’s way, protecting us not just abroad on the battlefield, but also here at home.
This verdict sends a strong message that the extremists will not succeed.
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".