BOTH CHARGED: Adebolajo, left, and Adebowale are said to be the only suspects at the scene of the murder
POLICE HAVE told MPs that no other suspects were present at the scene of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, southeast London.
The 25-year-old army drummer was brutally killed in the street near his barracks on May 22 – the murder has been labelled a terrorist attack by the Government.
The suspects arrested at the scene after being shot by armed police were Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22.
The two men, who were hospitalised and have since been discharged to make court appearances, claim to be Muslims acting out of religious convictions.
Investigating officers said they have taken 60 statements from “significant” witnesses to the murder.
The Met’s assistant commissioner Cressida Dick was facing politicians for a Home Affairs Select Committee for the update of the situation.
She confirmed that 12 people in total had been arrested in connection to Rigby’s murder – two have been charged, eight bailed and two released, she said.
Dick, head of the Met’s counter-terrorism unit, added that 600 officers have been involved in investigating the murder.
An “enormous” quantity of data and forensic material had been collected in the case, she said, and 17 addresses and six cars had been searched.
Also, police have seized 2,649 pieces of possible evidence.