Photo: Michael Adebowale, Islamic extremist who killed British soldier moved to psychiatric hospital

An Islamic extremist who murdered British
soldier Lee Rigley in London will be moved
back to a ‘softer’ psychiatric hospital from
jail, the UK Sun reports.
Michael Adebowale, 25, has been in high-
security prison HMP Wakefield since
September 2015 after he and accomplice
Michael Adebolajo hacked the 22-year-old
fusilier to death in Woolwich in May 2013.
The pair ran down the solider, a father-of-
one, with a car before launching a brutal
machete attack.
Adebowale was transferred from the tough
category A prison in Yorkshire to the
“softer” psychiatric hospital, where it costs
£250,000-a-year to house inmate.
According to the newspaper, Adebowale has
refused to comply with medical treatment
while in Wakefield jail leaving officials no
choice. The move was reportedly passed
last month and the killer made the 210-mile
journey earlier this week.
His victim’s family have spoken of their
outrage following his transfer to the softer
establishment. Fusilier Rigby’s mum Lyn,
50, had hailed the end of his “gentler life”
following his original move from the
hospital said: “I’ve said before that
Adebowale deserves to be in a tough prison
for what he did to my Lee,” she told The
“I get the impression this whole situation is
going to yo-yo back and forth for years
because the authorities clearly don’t know
how to deal with him. I need to be
reassured that the right punishment is being
handed down to the man who took my son’s
Source: London Evening Standard

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