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Suspects in UK soldier's killing deny charges

Two men accused of brutal murder of Lee Rigby on a busy London street last May plead not guilty.

Last Modified: 27 Sep 2013 10:44
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The trial of Michael Adebolajo (in photo) and Michael Adebowale is due to start on November 18 [AFP]

Two suspects have pleaded not guilty to murdering a British soldier who was killed in broad daylight on a busy London street in May.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, appeared at London's Old Bailey criminal court on Friday, where they denied murdering Rigby, conspiracy to murder a police officer and attempted murder of a police officer.

Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, a veteran of the Afghan war, was hacked to death near an army barracks in the Woolwich area of southeast London.

A post-mortem gave the cause of death as "multiple incised wounds".

The two men, wearing red T-shirts, spoke only to confirm their names with both also using their Islamic names - Mujahid
Abu Hamza for Adebolajo and Ismail Ibn Abdullah for Adebowale.

Their trial is due to start on November 18.

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