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Family lead Lee Rigby tributes

Memorial services for Drummer Lee Rigby have been held in his home city of Manchester and in Woolwich, with his family paying tribute at the spot in south London where the 25-year-old soldier was killed last Wednesday.

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Woolwich remembrance service for Drummer Rigby today

Floral tributes outside the main gate of the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich Credit: John STillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A service dedicated to Drummer Lee Rigby will take place at St Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Woolwich later today.

Father Michael Branch, who will lead the service, encouraged people of all faiths to attend.

"The doors to the church will be open to everyone, people of any faith or no faith,"

"It will be a call for us to go beyond our own faiths, to commit to reach out to other faiths and people of goodwill.

"They'll be thoughts and prayers for Lee, his wife, son and family, and for all the guys in the armed forces, particularly in Woolwich barracks.

"Together we can move forward positively and show there is absolutely no tolerance for intolerance."

The service is due to start at the church in Woolwich New Road at 11:45 am.

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