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Trial date for Woolwich killing

A date has been set for the two men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby to stand trial.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink from separate rooms at Belmarsh prison in south east London.

The pair are accused of murdering Drummer Rigby outside Woolwich barracks and will stand trial on November 18.

Adebolajo, who appeared to still have his left arm in a bandage after being shot by armed officers in the incident on May 22, sat flanked by two prison officers.

He is also accused of the attempted murder of two police officers and possession of a firearm - a 9.4mm KNIL model 91 revolver - with intent to cause others to believe that violence would be used.

The defendant, from Romford, Essex, was listed as Mujaahid Abu Hamza aka Adebolajo by the court.

Adebowale, from Greenwich, was also flanked by two prison officers.

The pair spoke only to confirm their names during the 20-minute hearing.

They were remanded in custody to appear for a plea and case management hearing at the same court on September 27.


From Belfast Telegraph