Eddie Stobart names truck after murdered soldier Lee Rigby

Fusilier Lee Rigby

Fusilier Lee Rigby

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Logistics firm Eddie Stobart has named a lorry after murdered soldier Lee Rigby.

The 15-ton HGV was officially named by Lee’s dad Phil McClure, who is a trucker with the firm.

Eddie Stobart has named a lorry after Lee Rigby.  Pictures by Lucy Emma Sames Photography

Eddie Stobart has named a lorry after Lee Rigby. Pictures by Lucy Emma Sames Photography

He said Fusilier Rigby, aged 25, had applied to be a driver there when he eventually left the army, before he was killed by Islamic extremists in London in 2013.

Mr McClure, Lee’s wife, Rebecca who grew up in Southowram, four-year-old son Jack, and representatives from Help for Heroes took part in a ceremony at the firm’s museum in Crick, last week, where the vehicle can be seen.

William Stobart, the chief executive, said: “We are proud to honour Lee’s memory.”

The “Lee James Rigby” is only the second Eddie Stobart truck to be named after a man - the other being the ‘Valentino’ which honours motorbike racing legend Valentino Rossi.

We are proud to honour Lee’s memory.