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Lee Rigby killer Michael Adebolajo launches appeal

Michael Adebolajo described himself as a "soldier of Allah"Michael Adebolajo, who was given a whole-life sentence for the murder of soldier Lee Rigby has launched an appeal against his sentence.

Adebolajo, 29, together with Michael Adebowale, 22, drove into Fusilier Rigby with a car before hacking him to death in Woolwich, south-east London.

At the time judge, Mr Justice Sweeney, said Adebolajo’s was a “rare case” which warranted a whole-life term.

The Muslim converts had “butchered” the 25-year-old soldier, he said.

In court Adebolajo from Romford, east London denied murder, and described the killing as a “military operation”, claiming that he was a “soldier of Allah”.

But after hearing about the attack on 22 May last year, the jury took 90 minutes to find them both guilty.

Adebowale from Greenwich, south-east London, received a minimum of 45 years in prison.

But both men were found not guilty of attempting to murder a police officer at the scene.

Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi
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