The Lee Rigby Case

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The trial of Michael Adebolajo (who wishes to be known in Court as Mujaahid Abu Hamza) and Michael Adebowale (who wishes to be known as Ismail Ibn Abdullah), the two people alleged to have murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby started on 29th November 2013 at the Old Bailey. Fusilier Rigby died on 22nd May this  year.

It is expected that the jury will be sent out to consider their verdicts before Christmas (but it may be in the new year, depending on how quickly the trial progresses).

The story has been well documented in the newspapers and we have been asked why we are not covering it (either in general, or in relation to specific questions).

It is not because it is interesting, but there are obviously strong rules on what can and cannot be said during a trial. For that reason, we will wait until the jury has delivered its verdict before discussing it.