Anger as Britain First uses Lee Rigby's photo on Facebook against family's wishes

Fury as far-right group exploit Lee Rigby's photo. Credit: Facebook

Far-right group Britain First has sparked anger after using a picture of murdered soldier Lee Rigby on its Facebook page - despite repeated requests from his family not to do so.

Rigby, 25, was brutally killed by extremists Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale in Woolwich in May 2013.

The father-of-one's family released a statement earlier this year calling on extremist groups not to exploit the soldier's death.

But Britain First is continuing to use Rigby's image on Facebook.

The soldier's picture on the group's Facebook page. Credit: Facebook

The decision has sparked fury from outraged users, who condemned the use of the picture as "disgusting".

ITV News has attempted to contact Britain First for comment.