Woolwich attack: Private military funeral to be held in Bury church

09:15 04 July 2013

Lee Rigby was killed in Woolwich on May 22. Picture: MoD/PA

Lee Rigby was killed in Woolwich on May 22. Picture: MoD/PA

PA Archive/Press Association Images

A date has been set for a private military funeral of Woolwich attack victim Drummer Lee Rigby, the Ministry of Defence has announced.

A military service for the killed soldier will be held next Friday at a parish church in Bury, Manchester, with a guard of honour keeping vigil over his body the night before.

Bury has strong links with Drummer Rigby’s regiment, the 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, whose roots go back to the Bury-based Lancashire Fusiliers.

The funeral will be a private service, broadcast to outsiders via a PA system, an MoD spokesman said.

Drummer Rigby was killed as he returned to Woolwich barracks from the Tower of London on May 22.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, have been charged with his murder and are due to stand trial at the Old Bailey on November 18.

They will appear at the same court for a plea and case management hearing on September 27.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
2 3 4 5 6

Latest London news

Friday, November 27, 2015
The youth attacked the women in Parliament Hill

A 16-year-old who bit a woman’s groin on Hampstead Heath, hit a man with a claw hammer and carried out violent and sexual assaults will serve just one year in jail.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...


MAC Makeup

MAC are renowned for their flawless, fabulous make up that is used worldwide by the stars. You too can have the chance to have the perfect makeup to suit your needs with £1,000 to spend on all the glam goodies you like!

Read more

You are never far from an Argos, wherever in the country you may be. They are like a magical cavern where whatever you need they seem to have it out the back behind the counter. So why not put them to the test with this great MyOffers competition to win £1000 to spend in-store.

Read more

Latest Tech News