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Bexley unites to condemn Woolwich murder of soldier Lee Rigby

PUBLISHED: 11:28 29 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:29 29 May 2013

Drummer Lee Rigby was killed in Woolwich two weeks ago. Picture: MoD/PA

Drummer Lee Rigby was killed in Woolwich two weeks ago. Picture: MoD/PA

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Community leaders in Bexley have joined forces to condemn the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich last week.

Bexley police borough commander Supt Peter Ayling said: “We have a large number of officers on duty to carry out reassurance patrols and engage with the community.

“There are currently no concerns and the residents of Bexley appear united in their shock at the awful events that occurred in Woolwich.

“We will continue with high visibility patrols to increase confidence and pass information to and from local people.”

Dr Faz Rashid, of the North West Kent Muslim Association, added: “The Muslim Community strongly condemns this barbaric act on this young soldier.

“This is not Islamic. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends.”

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