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Tribute to Drummer Lee Rigby

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Tribute to Drummer Lee Rigby

Bury Council's flag is flying at half-mast as a mark of respect to Drummer Lee Rigby who was killed in London this week.

A book of condolence has also been opened at the Fusilier Museum in Moss Street which residents can sign to show their respect.

Councillor Mike Connolly, leader of the council, said: "The brutal murder of Drummer Lee Rigby has left all our communities, of whatever faith, in shock and disbelief that such violence could take place on our streets. The loss of a Fusilier from the 2nd Battalion with such strong connections to Bury and the North West makes this loss all the more poignant and difficult to bear.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Lee Rigby and his fellow soldiers at this most difficult of times. As a mark of respect the council will fly its flag at half mast."


Issued: 24 May 2013.

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Bury Council consists of six towns, Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich. Formed in April 1974 as a result of Local Government re-organisation it was one of the ten original districts that formed the County of Greater Manchester. The Borough has an area of 9,919 hectares (24,511 acres) and serves a population of 187,500.

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