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Police to question Woolwich suspect

Source BBC News@ tienganhvui.com


Michael Adebolajo in court in Kenya in 2010Mr Adebolajo had been held under police guard in hospital after his arrest


Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo is spending a second day in custody at a London police station after being discharged from hospital.


Mr Adebolajo, 28, will be questioned over the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby near Woolwich Barracks on 22 May.


He is also being held on suspicion of attempting to murder a police officer.


Another man, Michael Adebowale, 22, has been charged with the soldier's murder and appeared before magistrates on Thursday.


The two were shot by police and arrested at the scene of the killing.


Mr Adebowale, of Greenwich, south-east London, and Mr Adebolajo, originally from Romford, east London, were both held under police guard in hospital following the arrest.


Mr Adebowale was discharged from hospital earlier this week. He is due to appear in court again on Monday.


Police investigating the Woolwich attack have also arrested a 42-year-old man in north London and a 46-year-old man in east London on suspicion of involvement in the supply of illegal firearms.


'Harrowing experience'

Meanwhile, Drummer Rigby's family have called for calm amid reports of a rise in anti-Muslim incidents following the attack.


In a statement, Drummer Rigby's family said: "Lee would not want people to use his name as an excuse to carry out attacks against others.


Drummer Lee RigbyAn inquest into Drummer Rigby's death was opened and adjourned on Friday morning


"We would not wish any other families to go through this harrowing experience and appeal to everyone to keep calm and show their respect in a peaceful manner."


The Queen visited Woolwich Barracks on Friday in a visit that had been planned for some time.


During her visit, the Queen met Lieutenant Colonel Bob Christopher, commander of Woolwich Station, and his team, as well as staff from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers' outreach team, Drummer Rigby's regiment, based at the Tower of London.


She met officers and soldiers associated with Drummer Rigby in private.


Her journey to the barracks in south-east London did not take her past the scene of Drummer Rigby's murder, where thousands of bunches of flowers have been laid by members of the public in his honour.


Also on Friday, an inquest into Drummer Rigby's death was opened and adjourned during a brief hearing at Southwark Coroner's Court.


The total number of arrests made in connection with the attack stands at 12. So far, six of those arrested have been bailed and two released without charge.


A British National Party march is expected in Westminster later after police asked that it be moved from Woolwich.





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