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Tenth arrest made in London solider murder case

  • A tenth person was arrested on Monday in connection with last week’s murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in south London.

    A 50-year-old man was arrested in south-east London on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

    So far, four of those arrested have been bailed, two have been released without charge and four remain in custody over Wednesday’s killing.

    Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22 remain in custody in hospital in stable condition after being shot and injured by police at the scene of the incident. Both are Britons of Nigerian origin who are believed to have converted to Islam.

    Rigby, 25, was killed in broad daylight by the two men who attempted to behead him while shouting "God is greatest" in Arabic outside his barracks in Woolwich.

    The pair will be questioned after they have been discharged from hospital.

    Police have said the time spent under arrest so far will not count towards the maximum amount of time they can legally be held without charge.

    It was revealed on Sunday that Adebolajo was arrested in Kenya in 2010 as he was believed to have been getting ready to join the Somali militant group al-Shabab.

    In other developments, around 1000 supporters of the far-right English Defence League protested in central London, chanting "Muslim killers, off our streets".

    Rigby’s murder has triggered an anti-Muslim backlash, resulting in attacks on mosques.

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