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Woolwich accused Michael Adebolajo ‘attacked’ in Belmarsh Prison, Thamesmead

PUBLISHED: 09:43 19 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:24 24 July 2013

Drummer Lee Rigby was hacked to death in Woolwich. MoD/PA

Drummer Lee Rigby was hacked to death in Woolwich. MoD/PA

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One of the two men accused of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby has allegedly been attacked in a Thamesmead prison.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, of Romford, reportedly lost two teeth in an incident at HMP Belmarsh on Wednesday (July 17).

The Prison Service would not comment on reports that he had been “targeted” by prison officers.

A spokeswoman said: “The police are investing an incident that took place at HMP Belmarsh on July 17.

“It would be inappropriate to comment while the investigation was ongoing.”

Adebolajo is accused of murdering Fusilier Rigby near Woolwich Barracks on May 22 along with Michael Adebowale, 22, of Greenwich.

The pair are expected to stand trial on November 18.


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