Woolwich soldier attack: UK police arrest 3 more suspects

Last Updated: Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 09:37

Zee Media Bureau

London: Three more suspects have been nabbed by British police in connection with the barbaric machete attack on a British Army soldier near military barracks in Woolwich in London.

The three men aged 24, 28 and 21 were arrested on Saturday by Scotland Yard and are suspected to have a role in the conspiracy to kill the British soldier.

UK police said they used stun gun on two of the suspects, but they are not in serious condition.

The total number of suspects arrested so far in the murder case of UK soldier Lee Rigby, has reached eight.

Three others were detained on Thursday. Two women were released without charge, and a 29-year-old man has been bailed pending further questioning.

Two main suspects, who also went on video after committing the crime, Michael Adebolajo, 28 and Michael Adebowale, 22, are under armed guard in hospital after being shot and arrested by police on suspicion of murder on Wednesday.

So far police have detained eight in connection with the murder of 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby, who was hit with a vehicle then repeatedly stabbed with knives while walking outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in the Woolwich, south London, on Wednesday afternoon.

The horrific scenes were recorded on witnesses` cellphones, and a video has emerged in which one of the two suspects made political statements and warned of further violence as the dead soldier lay on the ground behind him.

Another man was arrested on suspicion of unspecified terrorism offenses late Friday immediately after he gave a BBC interview detailing the background of one of the main suspects. The man, identified by the BBC as Abu Nusaybah, was arrested on BBC premises and remains in custody.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 09:36
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