Lee Rigby Feared His Soldier Girlfriend Might Die In Afghanistan

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Updated May 24, 2013

An update on the British soldier, Lee Rigby who was hacked to death by two Britons of Nigerian descent shows that the 25-year-old father feared that his girlfriend, a soldier serving in Afghanistan might lose her life in the line of duty.

Ironically, Rigby became a victim of Islamic extremists who killed him in broad daylight, in the Woolwich neighbourhood of London.

Rigby’s girlfriend, whose name is yet unknown is serving in the Royal Military Police.

Rigby of 2nd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusilier, Ribgy had a 2-year-old son named Jack with his former girlfriend; Rebecca, who he had separated from.

Rigby was born to Lyn, 46, and Phil McClure, 53, of Manchester, and had three sisters – Sara, 24, Chelsea, 21 and Megan.

Two Arrests Made

Meanwhile, two people have been arrested for making alleged offensive comments on Twitter about the murder Rigby.

A 23-year-old and a 22-year-old, both from Bristol, were held under the Public Order Act on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred.

“On Wednesday evening, we were contacted by people concerned about comments made on social media accounts.” Detective Inspector Ed Yaxley said.

“The men were arrested under the Public Order Act on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred. Our inquiries into these comments continue.”

The police officer, said “These comments were directed against a section of our community. Comments such as these are completely unacceptable and only cause more harm to our community in Bristol.

“People should stop and think about what they say on social media before making statements as the consequences could be serious.”

Police confirmed the two men were later released on bail pending further inquiries.