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Woolwich murderer's mum: 'Please forgive my son'

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".

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Judge expresses 'admiration' for Lee Rigby's family

Mr Justice Sweeney expressed his "gratitude and admiration" for Lee Rigby's family following the conviction of the two men responsible for his death.

Lee Rigby's family and friends have been in court almost every day listening to the harrowing evidence of what happened in the soldier's final moments.

Lee Rigby's family and friends have been in court almost every day listening to the harrowing evidence. Credit: PA Wire

He said they had "sat in court with great dignity throughout what must have been the most harrowing of evidence".

The judge added: "I'm extremely grateful to them and can only sympathise with what has happened to them and its continued effect ... upon all their lives."

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