Lee Rigby tributes at Huntingdonshire war memorials

Eaton Socon War Memorial, tributes for Lee Rigby

Eaton Socon War Memorial, tributes for Lee Rigby - Credit: Archant

FLOWERS have been laid at Huntingdonshire war memorials in memory of the soldier killed outside Woolwich barracks.

Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was attacked in the street on his way back from working at the Tower of London on May 22.

Among those who left floral tributes at the memorial in Eaton Socon was mum-of-two Gill Simpson from Wyboston.

“It’s just something I wanted and needed to do,” she said. “I work in London and my husband, Brian, is in Afghanistan with the Army.

“I was in the RAF when I was younger and once you serve with the forces you have a soft spot for them.”

Mr Simpson, 45, is a Lance Corporal in the Territorial Army and has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is part of the Expeditionary Force Institutes and helps support troops on the frontline.

Mrs Simpson, also 45, said she was horrified by the scenes following the killing. “I cannot understand how someone could do that to another person. It could’ve been anyone.”

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She also condemned those who have targeted religious groups following the attack.

“It’s not fair of people to target people because of their religion,” she said. “Muslims have also spoken of their horror about what happened.

“I hope that by laying flowers we can unite our community.”