Woolwich victim was from Manchester

Drummer Lee Rigby grew up in the North

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The victim of the brutal murder in Woolwich earlier this week grew up in Manchester. Lee Rigby, 25, was from Middleton and was born nearby in Crumpsall. He was killed by two assailants in an unprovoked attack.

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Police outside Rigby’s family home in Middleton

Despite being selected as a member of the Corps of Drums, leading to him leaving his home city to work in London, Drummer Lee Rigby remained a Manchester United fanatic.

Drummer Lee Rigby

Drummer Lee Rigby

An ex-student of Middleton Tech, Drummer Lee Rigby had wanted to be a soldier since his youth. Tributes have been left for him in both London and Manchester. He leaves behind a two year old son.

A picture of Drummer Lee Rigby is displayed with flowers outside an army barracks in Woolwich

Tributes left to the late soldier