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'Angel of Woolwich' in 'go back to Nigeria' race row

UNDER INVESTIGATION: The 'Angel of Woolwich', Ingrid Loyau-Kennett

A WOMAN who was dubbed the ‘Angel of Woolwich’ for confronting the killers of soldier Lee Rigby, is facing a police investigation over an allegation that she told a supermarket employee that he should be working in Nigeria.

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett is under investigation following claims a Tesco worker was racially abused at a store in Helston, Cornwall, on Friday, the Sunday Mirror reported.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed the force was investigating an allegation of "verbal racist abuse" at the Tesco store.

According to reports, Loyau-Kennett was said to have had a row with a black pharmacist as customers looked on. It was claimed she told the man he should not be allowed in England and should be working in Nigeria.

A Tesco spokesman said: "We are aware of an incident which took place at our Helston store on Friday. Colleagues at the store are helping the police with their inquiries."

Loyau-Kennett, 49, was praised by Prime Minister David Cameron for her actions shortly after Rigby, 25, was murdered in Woolwich last year May.

Michael Adebolajo, 29, from Romford, Essex, and Michael Adebowale, 22, were sentenced earlier this year at the Old Bailey after they were both convicted of murdering Rigby.

They targeted the soldier before he could reach his barracks in Woolwich, where the attackers ran him down in a car before butchering him with meat cleavers and knives. They attempted to decapitate the soldier, witnesses said.

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