Lee Rigby Killer’s Attempt To Sue Prison Service Is Finally Over

by : Tom Percival on : 08 Aug 2016 13:15
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The man who murdered British soldier Lee Rigby has lost his legal battle with prison services after he attempted to sue prison services over his treatment while in jail.

Michael Adebolajo lost two teeth when officers restrained him after he went ‘beserk,’ The Sun reports, and he was attempting to sue the prison for £20,000.

Unfortunately for Adebolajo, no lawyers would represent his case because they didn’t want to be linked to the killer and felt that working with him would be like taking blood money.

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Adebolajo was sentenced to life in prison in 2014, along with Michael Adebowale, for the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby.

The guards who restrained Adebolajo were both suspended for their actions but an investigation cleared them of any wrongdoing.

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After the investigation into the officers, the Crown Prosecution Service concluded that there was insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction.

Not that I sympathise with Adebolajo, but the fact that he couldn’t get legal representation leaves a sour taste in my mouth as everyone has the right to counsel regardless of their crimes.

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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