One of the suspects in the Woolwich murder case was arrested in Kenya in 2010, the Foreign Office has confirmed.It said Michael Adebolajo was
arrested there and it gave consular assistance “as normal” in the circumstances.
He was believed to have been
preparing to fight with Somali militant group al-Shabab, a Kenyan government spokesman told the BBC, and was later deported.
Meanwhile, police investigating soldier Lee Rigby’s murder have arrested a 22-year-old man in north London.
The arrest at Highbury Grove, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, brings the total number made so far in the case to nine.
Members of Mr Rigby’s family have visited the scene of the killing, laying flowers at Woolwich Barracks where the 25-year-old drummer with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was based.
They hugged and comforted each other as they looked at some of the many thousands of floral tributes that have been left in his memory, before crossing the road to look at the exact spot where he was attacked.
Several hundred people gathered at the scene a few hours later, some chanting Mr Rigby’s nam
e and waving Help for Heroes flags.
The Met Police said it was a planned community event in which a group of people intended to lay a wreath.
A small group of English Defence League members also joined the crowd, prompting organisers to complain that their plans had been “hijacked”.
- Woolwich suspect arrested in Kenya (bbc.co.uk)