Michael Adebolajo

Accused killer of British soldier tells London court he's also soldier

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

One of the men charged with the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in London last month made a rambling appearance at the Old Bailey central criminal court in London, declaring he was also "a soldier" and complaining about being repeatedly strip-searched.

Friday, 7 June, 2013, 1:50am

Family of suspect in British soldier's killing condemns his crime

Michael Adebolajo

The family of a man suspected of hacking a British soldier to death on a London street condemned the attack as senseless, distancing itself from the murder which has provoked an anti-Muslim backlash.

30 May 2013 - 2:41am

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

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

Abu Nusaybah

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.

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

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