Trial date set for two men accused of Woolwich murder

Friday 28 June 2013 23.59
Drummer Lee Rigby was killed outside Woolwich barracks
Drummer Lee Rigby was killed outside Woolwich barracks

A date for two men accused of murdering British soldier Lee Rigby to stand trial has been set at the Old Bailey.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, appeared via videolink from separate rooms at Belmarsh prison in southeast London.

The pair are accused of murdering Drummer Rigby outside Woolwich barracks on 22 May.

They will stand trial on 18 November.

Mr Adebolajo is also accused of the attempted murder of two police officers and possession of a firearm with intent to cause others to believe that violence would be used.

The defendant, from Romford, Essex, was listed as Mujaahid Abu Hamza by the court.

The pair spoke only to confirm their names during the 20-minute hearing.

They were remanded in custody to appear for a plea and case management hearing at the same court on 27 September.