Suspect charged in hacking murder of British soldier

Global News

LONDON – Police have charged a man with the murder of a British soldier in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in broad daylight.

Michael Adebowale, 22, was charged late Wednesday by counterterrorism officers and will appear in court on Thursday, police said. He is one of two main suspects in the killing of Lee Rigby, 25, who was struck by a car and stabbed to death last week near his barracks in southeast London’s Woolwich district.

Gruesome images that emerged after the attack showed two men wielding bloody knives and meat cleavers. Both men were shot and wounded by police.

Suspect Michael Adebolajo, 28, remains hospitalized in stable condition. Adebowale was discharged from a hospital Tuesday and taken into custody. Adebowale also was charged with a firearms offence related to possessing a 9.4 mm revolver with the intent “to cause persons to believe that unlawful violence would be used,” police…

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