Drummer Lee Rigby's family visit scene of murder in Woolwich


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Members of Drummer Lee Rigby's family visited the scene of his murder in Woolwich, south-east London, today.

They laid flowers at the Woolwich Barracks where the 25-year-old soldier with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was based, and where hundreds of floral tributes have already been left by wellwishers.

Their visit came as Home Secretary Theresa May warned today there are potentially thousands of people at risk of being radicalised in the UK, as she indicated plans for a fresh crackdown on extremist groups.

The family members arrived at the place where he was killed just before 12.40pm.

They hugged and comforted each other as they looked as some of the many thousands of floral tributes that have been left in memory of the soldier.

They then crossed the road to look at the exact spot where he was murdered.

One clutched a teddy bear, while others held baskets of flowers which they left at the scene.

One woman tied a balloon with "dad" written across it.

They then spent a few moments in reflection, still clutching each other.