Romford killer Michael Adebolajo loses bid to appeal against conviction

Adebowale and Adebolajo. Pictures: Metropolitan Police

Adebowale and Adebolajo. Pictures: Metropolitan Police - Credit: Archant

Michael Adebolajo, one of the two Islamic fanatics who murdered soldier Lee Rigby, has lost a bid to challenge his conviction.

The Romford killer’s application to appeal was rejected at the Court of Appeal in London. He is also appealing his whole-life sentence.

Lawyers for his accomplice Michael Adebowale, who was jailed for life with a minimum term of 45 years, are arguing for a reduction in sentence.

The British-born Muslim converts ran 25-year-old Fusilier Rigby down in a car before hacking him to death with a meat cleaver and knives in a frenzied attack in Woolwich, south London.

The case is being heard by Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, sitting with Lady Justice Hallett and Mr Justice Openshaw.