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Helston heroine Ingrid Loyau-Kennett “relieved” pair found guilty of Lee Rigby's murder in Woolwich

By WBGraeme  |  Posted: December 19, 2013


Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, from Helston, who confronted the killers of Lee Rigby

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HELSTON’S Ingrid Loyau-Kennett said she was relieved the killers of Lee Rigby have been found guilty.

Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, were found guilty of murdering the soldier outside Woolwich Barracks in court today.

Ms Loyau-Kennett had confronted the pair immediately after the attack in May.

She had tried to reason with the men, who were covered in blood and armed, before the police arrived.

She has been widely praised for her brave actions.

Speaking today, Mrs Loyau-Kennett said she was thankful it was now all over.

“It’s very good, a fantastic result,” she said.

“I hope they get the maximum sentence allowed for what they did.

“This will be the end of it now, unless they appeal of course.”

She said she was also relieved that she did not have to go and give evidence in person at the court case.

“I was told I had only to submit a written statement. I arrived afterwards I suppose, so I didn’t really have much to say about the crime itself.

“It would have been nervous so I am pleased I did not have to go.”

The court heard the two men struck Fusilier Rigby with a car before hacking him to death in the street.

They will be sentenced later.

They were found not guilty of attempting to murder a police officer.

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