Family prepares to bury soldier killed in London
LONDON (AP) - Relatives of a British soldier killed in broad daylight by alleged Islamic extremists say they are profoundly grateful for the support they have received from the public ahead of his funeral on Friday.
Mr Lee Rigby was hacked to death May 22 on a London street near his army barracks. The killing shocked Britain and much of the world, especially when one of the suspects - his hands still bloody - boasted of the attack on a video widely broadcast by the media.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said "the whole country will be mourning with" mr Rigby's family when the soldier is laid to rest after a private service on Friday in his regiment's town of Bury, northern England.
His widow, Rebecca, expressed gratitude for the "overwhelming" outpouring of support following the attack.