Drummer Lee Rigby: Soldier's family visit death scene
- 26 May 2013
- From the section England
Members of Drummer Lee Rigby's family have visited the scene of his murder in Woolwich, south-east London.
They laid flowers at the Woolwich Barracks where the 25-year-old soldier with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was based.
Prayers were said for him at All Saints and Martyrs Church, Langley, Middleton, Greater Manchester, where he grew up.
People of all faiths also attended a memorial service at St Peter The Apostle RC Church, Woolwich.
The family members arrived at the place where Drummer Rigby was killed, just before 12:40 BST.
They hugged and comforted each other as they looked as some of the many thousands of floral tributes that have been left in his memory, before crossing the road to look at the exact spot where he was murdered.
One family member clutched a teddy bear, while others held baskets of flowers which they left at the scene. One woman tied a balloon with "dad" written across it.
They then spent a few moments in reflection, still clutching each other.
Canon Philip Miller from All Saints and Martyrs said the whole community in Langley was grieving after Drummer Rigby's death.
Prayers have also been said during a service at the town's St Mary Magdalene Parish Church, Woolwich.
Canon Miller said: "The last few days have made us all feel that a bit of ourselves has died too; it has been hard.
"Today is a day to remember with pride a fine, brave Langley lad - someone anxious to serve both Queen and country, a man devoted to his profession as a brave soldier and yet who was not afraid to tell his mum how much he loved her."