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Woolwich Killing: Three Men Bailed In Lee Rigby Murder Inquiry

27/05/2013 07:58 BST

Three men arrested in connection with the murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich have been released on bail.

The men, aged 21, 24 and 28, who were arrested in South London on Saturday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, have been bailed to return later to a police station in London.

The two men arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene of Wednesday's killing in Woolwich, Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, remain in custody at hospital. Both were shot in the leg at the scene.

A 22-year-old man arrested on Sunday in north London is also still being held.

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Lee Rigby was 25 and a serving soldier

Nine people have now been arrested in connection with Drummer Rigby's death.

A 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder was also released on bail on Saturday night. Two women aged 29 and 31 who were held on Thursday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder have been released without charge.

Kenyan anti-terrorism police on Sunday confirmed that Adebolajo had previously been arrested in the country close to the border with Somalia, where al Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab is based. Anti-terrorism unit head Boniface Mwaniki told the Associated Press he was arrested in 2010 along with five other men, all believed to have been preparing to train and fight with the group. He said Adebolajo was later deported.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman confirmed that a British national was arrested in Kenya in 2010. "FCO provided consular assistance as normal for British nationals," she said