- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 26, 2013

Three more men were arrested Saturday in connection with last week’s gruesome murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in London, CNN reports.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that the men were being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and that four addresses in connection with the men were being investigated.


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Police did not release their identities, CNN reports.

The Washington Times reported Thursday that British police also had arrested a man and a woman, both 29, in connection with the murder.


Drummer Rigby was walking near the Royal Artillery Barracks in the Woolwich section of London on Wednesday when he was hit by a car. Two men exited the car and held the soldier against a wall, then stabbed and decapitated him with kitchen knives and a meat cleaver, according to British media reports.

One of the two suspects arrested at the scene approached a man filming the scene and suggested that the soldier had been targeted only “because Muslims are dying daily” at the hands of British troops such as him, CNN reports.