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Woolwich murder: Woman charged with terror offences

MURDERED: Soldier Lee Rigby

A WOMAN alleged to have published videos about the murder of army drummer Lee Rigby has been charged with terror offences.

Rebekah Dawson, 21, has also been accused of inciting acts of terrorism by issuing a statement online titled: “Muslim laughs at British Soldier killing”.

She is set to appear on Friday at the Old Bailey along with 22-year-old Royal Barnes who has been charged with the same offences – the pair are suspected to have acted together.

Dawson, from Hackney, east London, was remanded on conditional bail.

The terrorism offences relate to the crime of disseminating violent materials that encourage terrorism, and the Met said publicised articles and videos “with the intention, either directly or indirectly, of encouraging others into the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism”.

Rigby, 25, was murdered on May 22 in Woolwich, southeast London, as he was returning to his barracks.

He was killed in the afternoon on a busy street in front of members of the public.

Two men - Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22 – were arrested at the scene after being shot by armed police. They both have been charged with the soldier’s murder and the attempted murder of officers.

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