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A week after Drummer Lee Rigsby, a British soldier, was hacked to death in broad daylight on a Woolwich, London street, one of the two suspects is finally being charged.

Michael Adebowale, 22, from Greenwich, South East London was arrested at the scene in Woolwich after he was shot by armed police. Police have charged him in the murder of the soldier, who was returning to the barracks when Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo ran a vehicle into him and brutally chopped him to death on May 22.

He will also be charged with possession of a firearm.

Sue Hemming, head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter-Terrorism Division, said: “Crown prosecutors have been working with the investigators of Counter Terrorism Command since the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby on 22 May.

“Following the release of Michael Adebowale from hospital, we have authorised the police to charge him with the murder of Drummer Rigby.

“We have also authorized police to charge him with possession of a firearm, contrary to section 16A of the Firearms Act 1968.

“There is sufficient evidence to prosecute Michael Adebowale and it is in the public interest to do so.”

“This man is now charged with serious criminal offences and he has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that nothing should be reported which could prejudice this trial,” she added.

There is no word on what charges 28-year-old Adebolajo, the man seen on the infamous video with bloody hands, will get.

SOURCE: Telegraph