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Rigby was run over before being hacked

The British soldier killed by suspected Islamist terrorists on a south-east London street last week was first run over by them before being attacked with a cleaver and a knife, a British court heard on Friday.

world Updated: May 31, 2013 23:43 IST

The British soldier killed by suspected Islamist terrorists on a south-east London street last week was first run over by them before being attacked with a cleaver and a knife, a British court heard on Friday.

The inquest into the death of Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, was opened and adjourned at Southwark Coroner’s Court. The police also made a further arrest in the case increasing the total number of people to be arrested to 11.

“On Wednesday May 22, at approximately 2.20 pm (BST), Lee was returning to barracks after a day working at the Tower of London. “As he walked into Artillery Place (a road in Woolwich), a vehicle is seen to swerve into the carriageway on which he was walking and strike him. “The two occupants of the vehicle then exit the vehicle

and attack him with a cleaver and a knife,” Detective Chief Inspector Grant Mallon of Scotland Yard’s Counter-Terrorism Command told the hearing.