Man Due In London Court Over Killing Of British Soldier

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Reuters
A man will appear in a London court on Thursday charged with the murder of a British soldier on a London street in broad daylight last week, police said.

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A man will appear in a London court on Thursday charged with the murder of a British soldier on a London street in broad daylight last week, police said.

Police charged 22-year-old Michael Adebowale late on Wednesday evening with the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby, a 25-year-old serving soldier.

Adebowale was charged shortly after leaving hospital, where he had spent the last week after being shot by police.

Rigby, a 25-year-old veteran of the Afghan war, was killed in broad daylight by two men.

Adebowale was arrested at the scene of the attack after being shot and detained by police. He was also charged with possession of a firearm.

He has been held in custody and will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday morning.

A second man, Michael Adebolajo, remains under arrest and in a stable condition in hospital.