The mother of soldier Lee Rigby, has issued a statement urging people to stop sharing posts online with his image and details of his murder.

Fusilier Lee Rigby, from Middleton in Greater Manchester, was killed outside his barracks in Woolwich in 2013.

Lee, then 25, was murdered by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale who are now serving life sentences.

Lee's mother Lyn, posted a powerful statement on the Lee Rigby Foundation Facebook page saying: "We are aware of a number of posts using images of Lee and his murder in a divisive way to fuel arguments against the Black Lives Matter protests."

Credit: Facebook/Lee Rigby Foundation

In the post she says:

“Seeing his image used to cause hate of any kind especially for those exercising their freedoms in protest against this issue hurts.”

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Lyn Rigby says the posts are in

Protests have been taking place across the North West and the globe, after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The African-American died in custody after a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.