WOOLWICH TERROR ATTACK: Edward Leigh MP gives his reaction

Edward Leigh MP
Edward Leigh MP

Gainsborough MP Edward Leigh has said he has ‘every confidence’ in Lincolnshire Police as they assist with the suspected terror attack investigation.

He was speaking as the force was supporting officers from the Metropolitan Police during a search on a house in Saxilby yesterday (Wednesday).

It is believed that one of the men arrested in connection with the killing of a soldier in Woolwich on Tuesday used to live at a house on Hotchkin Avenue with his family.

Mr Leigh said: “Every effort must be made to ensure terrorists feel the full weight of British justice.”

“I have every confidence in Lincolnshire Police and their work in coordination with the Metropolitan Police.”

The attack happened in Woolwich at 2.20pm on Tuesday as horrified witnesses, including children, looked on.

Eyewitnesses say the victim was hacked to death by two men, named locally as 22-year-old Michael Adebowale and 28-year-old Michael Adebolajo shouting Allahu Akbar - God is Great.

After the attack they waited for police, asking people to film and take photos of them.

One man, thought to be Adebolajo, was filmed holding a meat cleaver and knife, his hands covered in blood. He told onlookers he carried out the attack because British soldiers are killing Muslims every day.

They were shot as police tried to arrest them, are now under armed guard at separate hospitals in London.