GALLERY: Floral tributes are laid at March town statue in memory of soldier Lee Rigby

Mayor of March Andrew Pugh laying a wreath.

Mayor of March Andrew Pugh laying a wreath. - Credit: Archant

FLOWERS have been laid at March memorial statue as a tribute to soldier Lee Rigby who was brutally murdered in Woolwich.

Mayor of March Andrew Pugh laying a wreath.

Mayor of March Andrew Pugh laying a wreath. - Credit: Archant

March has joined hundreds of towns across the country who have come out in support of the soldier who was hacked to death by Islamic terrorists two weeks ago.

Foral tributes at March memorial statue

Foral tributes at March memorial statue - Credit: Archant

A book of condolence has also been set up at the town hall for people to leave messages of support for Drummer Rigby's family.

A wreath is laid on behalf of March Town Council

A wreath is laid on behalf of March Town Council - Credit: Archant

The book will stay open until Monday July 1 after which it will be sent to the family.

Mayor Andrew Pugh laid a wreath and a written tribute at the statue saying he supported the cause as both mayor and as an ex warrant officer & soldier.


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'I was appalled by the actions of those two men and shocked at the way they acted against our brave soldier. The card will read from the town council and people of March rest in peace Bandsman Rigby,' he said.

Drummer Rigby of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was hacked to death near Woolwich barracks in southeast London as he walked back to base on May 22 after a day working at the Tower of London.

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An inquest into his death found he suffered 'extensive and serious' injuries and had to be identified by a dental expert.

The short hearing at Southwark Coroner's Court on Friday was told he was hit by a car before being attacked by two men armed with a cleaver and a knife.

Two men made separate appearances in court this week charged with his murder.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, of Romford, Essex, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court while Michael Adebowale, 22, from Greenwich, southeast London, appeared at the Old Bailey.

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