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

Lee Rigby died in May 2013. Credit: PA Wire

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".

Disgusting that you use this image despite the family repeatedly telling you not to.

– Stuart Bartley

Clearly you don't respect anyone as the family have asked you to stop besmirching this good man's name.

I along with so many other servicemen and women, who, by the way have never seen any of the 'support' you claim to offer, need to tell you that you DO NOT speak for us.

– Matthew Tyrell

Disgusting that you are still using his name and image after the family and his regiment have persistently asked you not to!

– Dilby Davies

ITV News has attempted to contact Britain First for comment.