To think that such a monstrous deed was done in the heart of the UK, still boggles the mind.
Man arrested ‘in relation to murder’ of British soldier in Woolwich
Published time: May 26, 2013 15:12
Edited time: May 27, 2013 02:28
ritish counter-terrorist officers have made another arrest in connection to the brutal murder of off-duty soldier Lee Rigby, detaining a 22-year-old London man, with reports of another stabbing attack in the infamous Woolwich district.
The man was arrested at 14:35 GMT on St Paul’s Road near Highbury Corner in north London “on suspicion of conspiracy to murder by detectives supported by specialist firearms officers,” according to a statement posted on the Met Police website.
Five police officers in balaclavas were seen standing over the man until their uniformed colleagues arrived.
“The guy was on a push bike when the police came out of nowhere and wrestled him to the ground,” a witness told the Guardian.
No shots were fired during the arrest, the police spokesman noted.
The suspect was taken to a police station in south London and currently remains in custody.
Earlier, police said they were pursuing a significant amount of CCTV, social media, forensic and intelligence evidence, and have “active lines of inquiry .”
No link between attacks
Meanwhile, a man in his twenties has been stabbed in Woolwich, just days after the murder of British military drummer Lee Rigby.
The attack took place some 300 meters from the spot where flowers and cards have been left in memory of the late soldier.
The victim of the assault is reported to have avoided life-threatening injuries.
The police, who were working at the scene, said there’s no link between the Sunday stabbing and Rigby’s brutal beheading.