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Second man charged with London soldier murder

Michael Adebowale has been charged with the murder of 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby. Photo: AFP

Michael Adebolajo, 28, has been charged with the murder of 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby as well as the attempted murder of two police officers and possession of a firearm, London’s Metropolitan Police said

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 10:58am

UK far-right groups plan largest rallies in 30 years

Supporters of the English Defence League protest outside Downing Street in London in support of the British armed forces. Photo: AP

Far-right groups are planning their biggest mobilisation for 30 years this weekend with more than 50 rallies planned in towns and cities across England.

Anti-racism campaigners have branded today a "day of hate" after identifying 55 English Defence League (EDL) events as well as a British National Party (BNP) march in London.

1 Jun 2013 - 5:35am

British mosque petrol-bombed in most serious attack since Lee Rigby killed

Members of the far-right English Defence League protest near Downing Street, central London. Photo: AFP

The chairman of an English mosque targeted by multiple petrol bombs has described the attack as attempted murder. The incident in Grimsby, in the eastern county of Lincolnshire, was the most serious attack on Muslims since the gruesome killing on a London street of British soldier Lee Rigby by two self-described Islamist extremists.

29 May 2013 - 2:50am

Suspect in London stabbing arrested in Kenya in 2010

Michael Adebolajo appears in a video clip in a Kenyan courtroom on November 23, 2010. Photo: AFP

In 2010, Michael Adebolajo was arrested with five others near Kenya’s border with Somalia, Kenya’s anti-terrorism police unit chief Boniface Mwaniki said. Police believed Adebolajo was going to work with Somali militant group al-Shabab.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Murder of British soldier brings fear of backlash at Muslims

Flowers at the barracks with a message in memory of Lee Rigby - one of his killers said it was an "eye for an eye". Photo: Reuters

Fears of a backlash against Muslims in Britain have intensified after dozens of Islamophobic incidents were reported in the wake of the grotesque murder of soldier Lee Rigby. The Tell Mama hotline for recording Islamophobic crimes detailed 38 incidents overnight on Wednesday, including attacks on three mosques. More were reported on Thursday.

25 May 2013 - 4:21am

Britain braced for copycat terror attacks after soldier's killing

Floral tributes for Drummer Lee Rigby at the scene of his killing in Woolwich. Photo: Reuters

Britain is bracing not just for clashes with right-wing extremists but for possible copycat terror attacks after the brutal slaying of a young soldier on Wednesday. London's Metropolitan Police said more than 1,000 officers will be sent to potential trouble spots with armed response units. Only a fraction of Britain's police officers are armed.

25 May 2013 - 4:19am

British spy services under pressure over London soldier’s murder

Murdered British soldier Lee Rigby's stepfather Ian, seated between his mother Lyn (left) and his wife Rebecca Rigby, reads a statement during a press conference at the Regimental HQ of his unit, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers at Bury in Greater Manchester, England, on Friday. Photo: AP

Britain’s intelligence services came under pressure on Friday to explain how they let two Islamic extremists suspected of hacking a soldier to death in the streets of London slip through their net.

25 May 2013 - 12:39am