2 More People Arrested in London Machete Terror Attack

Lee Rigby

Scotland Yard has announced two more arrests in the investigation into the horrific machete attack that killed British soldier Drummer Lee Rigby in broad daylight in London yesterday.

Rigby was hit by a car and then beheaded by two men, in what is being referred to as an act of “terrorism”.

The full statement on the new arrests reads:

Detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command have made two further arrests today, 23 May, as part of their investigation into the murder of a soldier in Woolwich yesterday.

A 29-year-old man [C] was arrested today on suspicion of conspiracy to murder under PACE. A 29-year-old woman [D] was arrested at residential address in south London on suspicion of conspiracy to murder under PACE. They both remain in custody at a south London police station.

“London is at its best when we all come together and now is the time to do that.”

A 22-year-old man [A] and a 28-year-old man [B] shot by police at the scene have been arrested on suspicion of murder under PACE. They remain in separate London hospitals and are both in a stable condition. Their injuries are not life threatening.

Search warrants have been executed under PACE at six residential addresses; three in south London, one in east London, one in north London and one in Lincoln. The searches are ongoing.

This is a large, complex and fast-moving investigation which continues to develop.

Many lines of inquiry are being followed by detectives and the investigation is progressing well.

Officers have been gathering information from witnesses, social media and a painstaking trawl of CCTV footage in the area is taking place.

Forensic experts and specialist search officers have been carrying out a detailed examination of the scene in Woolwich. A number of items have been recovered from the scene.

We are still appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident in Woolwich to contact police via the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321.

We urge anyone who filmed or took photos as events unfolded in John Wilson Street to send them to police via woolwich@metincident.co.uk – please include your name and contact details, which will be treated in strictest confidence. Anyone who may have such material is asked not to delete it after sending it in.

A post-mortem examination is being carried out this afternoon.

More information about the investigation will be made available when possible.