Report on Lee Rigby murder released

  • The Parliamentary Committee investigating the murder of soldier Lee Rigby on the streets of London in May 2013 have released a report saying a key exchange made on messaging service could have prevented the killing. 
  • In the December 2012 exchange, one of Rigby's murderers told a person overseas that he intended to murder a soldier; report says unnamed U.S tech company is, 'however unintentionally', providing a safe haven for terrorists by not identifying such exchanges. 
  • Report: while they made errors, Britain's security services could not have prevented the murder. 
  • However, committee did find intelligence on Rigby's two killers could have been handled better; two men appeared in 7 different agency investigations. 

Parliamentary Committee report