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.

    Suspects in UK soldier's killing deny charges
    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.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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