Published: Wednesday, 7th November 2018

Statement from Cllr Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Council.

"The Royal Borough of Greenwich installed a permanent local memorial to Fusilier Lee Rigby in 2015 in accordance with the wishes of his family and the families of other soldiers and civilians who had died as a result of conflict. That memorial is at St George's Garrison Church in Woolwich, opposite Woolwich Barracks, in a serene location where people can pay their respects in line with the wishes of his family.

"Over the weekend a member of the public replaced a paving slab by the site of Fusilier Rigby's murder with a memorial stone. Rumours are circulating on social media that we are planning to remove that memorial this week - these rumours are not true. We continue to talk to members of the Rigby family and have not reached a decision on the new memorial stone."