Tributes paid to murdered soldier as family visit site of his death

Lyn Rigby, mother of Drummer Lee Rigby, holding a teddy bear joins other family members as they look at floral tributes outside Woolwich Barracks as they visited the scene of his murder in Woolwich, London.  Photo credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Lyn Rigby, mother of Drummer Lee Rigby, holding a teddy bear joins other family members as they look at floral tributes outside Woolwich Barracks as they visited the scene of his murder in Woolwich, London. Photo credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire
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The family of Drummer Lee Rigby have visited the site of his murder in Woolwich.

The visit comes as towns and cities all over the country have been paying tribute to Drummer Rigby, including in Calderdale where flowers have been laid at Mytholmroyd Memorial Garden and Southowram War Memorial.

Flowers Left at Mytholmroyd war memorial.

Flowers Left at Mytholmroyd war memorial.

Prayers have been said for Drummer Rigby at St Anne’s Church in Southowram where he and his widow Rebecca Metcalfe were married.

Collection buckets for Help For Heroes were also present at Saturday’s Todmorden Carnival.”

Meanwhile in Woolwich, large crowds looked on as Rebecca left a “Dad” balloon, flowers and a card, understood to be from his two-year-old son Jack.

The family were visibly moved as they spent around an hour viewing hundreds of messages and floral tributes from members of the public left yards from the spot where the 25-year-old was killed.

Drummer Rigby’s stepfather Ian and mother Lyn were also among the relatives at the site.