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Woolwich Attacks: Michael Adebolajo, Second Murder Suspect Leaves Hospital, Gets Arrested

31/05/2013 19:17 BST
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(FILES) This photo taken on November 23, 2010 shows Michael Adebolajo among the nine suspected members of the Al-Shabaab Movement (unpictured) arrested by Kenyan police on November 22 on claims of being Al-Shabaab recruits on their way to Somalia at the weekend. Michael Adebolajo, one of the main suspects in the brutal murder of a soldier in London, was arrested in Kenya more than two years ago for seeking terror training, it emerged on May 26, 2013, after police made more arrests. The reports said Adebolajo, 28, had been accused of trying to lead a group of youths trying to join Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab movement. The disclosure raises fresh questions about the monitoring of Adebolajo and the other suspect in the murder, 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, by Britain's intelligence services. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL RICHARDS (Photo credit should read MICHAEL RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

One of the suspected Woolwich killers, Michael Adebolajo, has been discharged from hospital where he had been recovering after he was shot by police.

The 28-year-old had already been arrested on suspicion of Drummer Rigby's murder, and was further arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a police officer after leaving hospital.

Another man, Michael Adebowale, 22, has already been charged with murdering the young soldier and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Monday.

Police have also arrested two men aged 42 and 46 on suspicion of being involved in the illegal supply of firearms.

Earlier today, members of Drummer Rigby's family including his mother Lyn, stepfather Ian, wife Rebecca and son Jack, released a statement through the Ministry of Defence.

They said: "We would like to emphasise that Lee would not want people to use his name as an excuse to carry out attacks against others.

"We would not wish any other families to go through this harrowing experience and appeal to everyone to keep calm and show their respect in a peaceful manner."

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This weekend a number of marches are planned, including one by the British National Party (BNP) in the centre of London and another by Unite Against Fascism in Woolwich, south-east London.

BNP members had wanted to hold a rally in Woolwich but police stepped in to prevent this to avoid inflaming "current community tensions".

Earlier today the Queen visited the barracks where Drummer Rigby was based and met officers and soldiers associated with him.

The 25-year-old was hacked to death near Woolwich barracks in south-east London last week after he was hit by a car.

Piles of floral tributes have been left near where he died, and today fellow squaddies visited the scene to leave a card that said he is "lost but not forgotten".

One soldier from 14 Regiment Royal Artillery described him as "a true hero" who had "paid the ultimate price".