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Security heightened around army barracks after Woolwich soldier murder

PUBLISHED: 14:15 23 May 2013 | UPDATED: 14:15 23 May 2013

Police activity close to the scene where a man was attacked and killed in John Wilson Street, Woolwich. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Police activity close to the scene where a man was attacked and killed in John Wilson Street, Woolwich. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Army barracks across London are under heightened security following the murder of a soldier in Woolwich yesterday afternoon, including the Bexleyheath territorial army base in Watling Street.

The unarmed man, who is yet to be named and was reportedly wearing a Help For Heroes t-shirt, was killed in broad daylight by two men near to Woolwich Barracks in John Wilson Street.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence said: “Security is something the army takes very seriously, and we have taken steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place for the protection of personnel and army establishments.

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