Hatfield War memorial opened for tributes to murdered soldier Drummer Lee Rigby

PUBLISHED: 14:59 28 May 2013 | UPDATED: 16:42 28 May 2013

Hatfield War Memorial

Hatfield War Memorial


HATFIELD war memorial has been opened so people can leave flowers and pay their respects to soldier Lee Rigby who was killed last week in a savage London attack.

The memorial opposite the station, is usually kept locked, but will be open until Tuesday.

Louise Townsend, of Salisbury Village, contacted Hatfield Town Council with the idea.

The 37-year-old said: “I just thought it was a lovely idea as a lot of people want to do something even if they cannot get to Woolwich.”

25-year-old Drummer Rigby, of 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was murdered last Wednesday outside Woolwich Barracks in south-east London.

Council clerk Carrie Lloyd said cards and tributes left at the memorial will be collected and, if possible, forwarded to Drummer Rigby’s family.

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