Classmates who couldn't have been more different: Schoolboy who became Islamic fanatic was best friend of war hero killed in Iraq
- Michael Adebolajo was schoolfriends with Lance Corporal Kirk Redpath
- The soldier, 22, was killed when an IED blew up his Land Rover in 2007By Rosie Taylor, Daily Mail
L/Cpl Redpath's younger brother Grant, 26, told The Sun newspaper that Adebolajo went to their house in Romford, Essex, nearly every day after school during his teenage years.
The Havering Witness is puzzled by the closeness of Adebolajo to people who later became soldiers - surely joining the forces would have been part of their conversations as they considered their futures and would not have been a surprise if someone did join. The same person then committed one of the most brutal attacks on a serving soldier on UK soil in living memory. We can't help thinking that there is another story here, another cause, hidden hands from the local political community interfering with schools with their own agendas that bear little in common with national policy of the elected government. Is a group of anti-Euro, anti-EU nutters the real story behind this sickening violence that has been placed upon the Rigby family for ever more ?