Lee Rigby 'angel' faces 'racial abuse investigation'

A woman who was called the "angel of Woolwich" after confronting the killers of soldier Lee Rigby is facing a police investigation over an allegation of racial abuse.

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett was praised for her actions after the murder of Fusilier Rigby. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, 49, was praised by David Cameron for calmly talking to armed Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale after they murdered Fusilier Rigby in the street.

She also checked the soldier's pulse after they murdered him near his barracks in Woolwich, London.

But she is now under investigation following claims a Tesco worker was racially abused at a store in Helston, Cornwall, on Friday, the Sunday Mirror reported.

A Tesco spokesman said: "We are aware of an incident which took place at our Helston store on Friday. Colleagues at the store are helping the police with their inquiries."

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed the force was investigating an allegation of "verbal racist abuse" at the Tesco store.