Woolwich attack: Book of Condolence opened at Woolwich Town Hall after death of Lee Rigby

14:43 24 May 2013

Drummer Lee Rigby. Picture: MOD

Drummer Lee Rigby. Picture: MOD

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A Book of Condolence has been opened today in Woolwich Town Hall so people who live, work and study in the Royal Borough of Greenwich can express their condolences following the death of Drummer Lee Rigby in a brutal attack this week.

Opening hours at Woolwich Town Hall have been extended over the Bank Holiday weekend to enable members of the public to sign the book and pay their respects.

In a statement the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich Cllr Angela Cornforth and the leader of the council Cllr Chris Roberts said: “Now that the death of Drummer Lee Rigby has been confirmed we wish to express our condolences to Drummer Rigby’s family and friends.

“Woolwich is a place born out of the Army and it runs through the DNA of the town and many of its people.

“This is a place which has witnessed attacks on our armed service personnel before, not least the terrorist attack by the IRA almost 40 years ago.

“Then, as now, the people and communities of Woolwich have shown their pride in our Armed Services and respect for the role they play and the risks they undertake.

“Every single soldier and their family can be assured of our enduring support in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.”

The Book of Condolence is open for the public to sign in Woolwich Town Hall, Wellington Street. The town hall will be open 9am to 5pm daily, including Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

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