Lee Rigby's Sister Sara Has Baby Two Months Prematurely

14/08/2014 17:01 | Updated 20 May 2015

Lee Rigby's sister Sara gives birth two months prematurely

The sister of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has given birth two months prematurely.

Sara James, 25, gave birth to a boy - named after her brother - after she was rushed to hospital following the anniversary of Lee's horrific death.

Bobby Ian-Lee James weighed just 3lb 14oz when he was born and is now in an incubator.

His mum said: "He has been really strong just like his Uncle Lee. He has battled hard to survive.

"I am so proud of him already just as I was so proud of my brother."

Sara's partner Rob Sarjeant - serving in Cyprus with the same fusiliers regiment Lee was in - made an emergency dash to be at her side in North Manchester General Hospital.

Barely 48 hours earlier Sara had joined her family at a private memorial service to mark a year since Lee, 25, was killed outside his South London barracks.

Sara said: "I like to think Lee will live on through Bobby."

Lee's mum Lyn, 47, said: "The baby has brought us some much needed happiness. This is the first time I have really smiled since Lee's murder."

She is campaigning for a plaque to pay tribute to her son at the Woolwich murder scene.

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