London terror attack

On May 22, 2013, 25-year-old Afghan war veteran, Drummer Lee Rigby, was hacked to death in broad daylight in a busy street in Woolwich, southeast London. Police arrested two men, one of whom was a British-born convert to Islam who at the scene claimed he had acted in revenge for British wars in Muslim countries.

British man arrested under terror laws after TV interview about soldier's slaying

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Michael Adebolajo, 28 and Michael Adebowale, 22, are under armed guard in hospital after being shot and arrested by police on Wednesday on suspicion of murdering 25-year-old Lee Rigby, a veteran of the Afghan war.

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 6:51am

Exiled Islamist praises 'brave' killing of soldier in London

Islamist preacher at his home in Tripoli, Lebanon. Photo: Reuters

A Syrian-born Islamist cleric who taught one of the men accused of hacking to death an off-duty British soldier on a London street praised the attack for its "courage" and said Muslims would see it as a strike on a military target.

25 May 2013 - 4:24am 2 comments

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

British police investigate conspiracy after London soldier's murder

Drummer Lee Rigby, of the British Army's 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Photo: Reuters

Police investigating the murder of a soldier hacked to death on a busy London street were looking on Friday into whether the two suspected killers, British men of Nigerian descent, were part of a wider conspiracy.

24 May 2013 - 3:40pm 1 comment

How terror struck out of nowhere

"We will never stop fighting you," one of the attackers says, as his victim lies on the road

A meat cleaver is clasped in his blood-smeared left hand, the other - stained red with human blood too - waves manically as he shouts at the camera, ranting his justification for the atrocity on the streets of southeast London.

24 May 2013 - 1:58am

Britain names soldier killed in London attack

A picture of victim Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is displayed with flowers near the scene of his killing in Woolwich. Photo: Reuters

Two British men of Nigerian descent accused of hacking a soldier to death on a London street in revenge for wars in Muslim countries were known to security services, a source close to the investigation said on Thursday.

24 May 2013 - 4:22am 1 comment

Woman confronted London attackers: ‘Right now it is only you versus many people, you are going to lose'

A woman who challenged knife-wielding assailants suspected of hacking to death a British soldier in London on Wednesday said she intervened because “it was better having them [the weapons] aimed on one person”.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am