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Man jailed for Lee Rigby YouTube videos

Royal Barnes,23, has been sentenced to five years and four months in prison for glorifying the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in videos posted on YouTube.

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Couple showed 'total disregard for Lee Rigby's family'

A British couple jailed for glorifying the death of Fusilier Lee Rigby in a series of YouTube videos shows a "total and continuing disregard" for the family of the murdered soldier.

Barnes, 23, and his wife, Rebekah Dawson, 22, recorded and uploaded three videos shortly after the murder in Woolwich, south east London. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Royal Barnes, 23, was sentenced to five years and four months in prison, while and his wife Rebekah Dawson, 22, was jailed for 20 months after they recorded and uploaded three videos shortly after the murder in Woolwich, south east London, last May.

Judge Brian Barker QC told them the videos they made were "offensive in the extreme", and showed a lack of thought for how their actions might affect the family of the late soldier, those who witnessed the murder and the British public.

Michael Adebolajo, 29, was sentenced to a whole life term in prison and Michael Adebowale,22, was jailed for a minimum of 45 years after being found guilty of the soldier's murder.

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