Lee Rigby murder suspect discharged from hospital and taken into custody


The family of one of two men suspected of murdering soldier Lee Rigby have expressed their ‘profound shame and distress’ over his ‘senseless killing’.

Michael Adebolajo’s relatives offering their ‘heartfelt condolence’ to Drummer Rigby’s family came as his fellow murder suspect was discharged from hospital and taken into custody.

Michael Oluwatobi Adebowale, 22, has been under armed guard in hospital since last Wednesday after being shot by police at the scene.

Adebolajo, 28, is understood to still be in hospital meanwhile.

Scotland Yard said Adebowale had also been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a police officer.

‘This afternoon a 22-year-old man arrested on May 22 on suspicion of the murder of Lee Rigby was discharged from hospital. He has been taken into custody at a south London police station,’ a Metropolitan police statement said.

‘On arrival at the police station he was further arrested on the suspicion…

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