Killer identified in London machete attack

  • British police on Thursday identified one of the suspects in an alleged terror attack in London the previous day.

    His name was revealed on Internet forums and Twitter as Michael Adebolajo.

    Police raided a house in a village in the county of Lincolnshire, believed to be Adebolajo’s old home.

    The victim, a British soldier named as Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was run down by a car by two men.

    He was then murdered in broad daylight by the two assailants who attempted to behead him while shouting "God is greatest" in Arabic, according to media reports.

    After killing their victim, both men remained at the scene.

    Footage filmed by a passerby showed one of the men with bloodied hands and holding a meat cleaver, saying: "We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."

    He added: "I apologize that women have had to witness this today, but in our land our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don't care about you."

    Police arrived at the scene 20 minutes later and shot and injured the two suspects while trying to arrest them.

    The men are now in custody in separate hospitals.

    It is believed they are British citizens of Nigerian descent who converted to a radical form of Islam. Neither are known to have links to terror groups based in Nigeria.