Permanent Lee Rigby memorial to be placed at spot where soldier was murdered


A PERMANENT memorial to soldier Lee Rigby will be placed at the spot where he was killed, following a bitter campaign.

Town hall chiefs had been opposing the move — saying the site could become a focal point for far-right demos.

An official memorial for murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby has finally been approve
An official memorial for murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby has finally been approved
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But they relented following fresh talks with Lee’s mum Lyn and widow Rebecca. Royal Borough of Greenwich leader Cllr Danny Thorpe said: “We have agreed with the family we need to reconsider the issue of an appropriate memorial so Lee can finally rest in peace.”

An official plaque and tree will now mark where Fusilier Rigby was hacked to death by two Islamic extremists in 2013. Unofficial tributes opposite the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, South London, will be removed.

These have included teddies left by Lee’s son Jack, eight, which the council controversially took.

Lee’s dad, lorry driver Phil McClure, 58, said the family were happy with the proposals, adding: “Becky and Jack plan to be there when the memorial will be unveiled.”

Paul Tonge – The Sun

Fresh talks with Lee’s mum Lyn resulted in the council backing down on their stance to block the memorial[/caption]


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