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Woolwich trial in November

Two men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby will stand trial at the Old Bailey in November. Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale appeared via videolink from separate rooms at Belmarsh prison in south east London.

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Woolwich suspects to appear at hearing in September

The two men accused of murdering Drummer Lee Rigby have been remanded in custody to appear for a plea and case management hearing at the Old Bailey on September 27.

Michael Adebolajo, who appeared to still have his left arm in a bandage after being shot by armed officers in the incident on May 22, sat flanked by two prison officers.

A court sketch of Michael Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo. Credit: Pricilla Coleman

He is also accused of the attempted murder of two police officers and possession of a firearm with intent to cause others to believe that violence would be used.

Michael Adebowale, 22, was also flanked by two prison officers.

Both men spoke only to confirm their names.

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