Michael Adebolajo, One of the men accused of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby outside Woolwich Barracks has been attacked in prison, HMP Belmarsh, in south-east London on Wednesday according to the Independent.
It is understood that he lost his two front teeth in the attack, but no arrests have yet been made. The Prison Service refused to comment on the extent of his injuries or on suggestions that he had been “targeted” by prison officers.
A spokeswoman said: “The police are investing an incident that took place at HMP Belmarsh on 17 July. It would be inappropriate to comment while the investigation was ongoing.”
Mr Adebolajo, together with Michael Adebowale, 22, is accused of hacking Fusilier Rigby to death, near Woolwich Barracks on 22 May. The two men are expected to 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 funeral of Fusilier Rigby, 25, took place last Friday in Greater Manchester with thousands lining the streets to pay their respect to the murdered soldier.
The private service, which was held a couples miles of the soldier’s hometown in Middleton, was also attending by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Fusilier Rigby was described as a “fantastic soldier” by his commanding officer at the funeral.
The murder of Fusilier Rigby has sparked a rise in religious tensions with police noting an increase of attacks on mosques and Muslin community centres.