Savagery.

Via Daily Mail:

The Queen has paid her respects to Drummer Lee Rigby by meeting officers and soldiers at the barracks where the murdered soldier was stationed.

She met, in private, military personnel from Woolwich Station where Drummer Rigby lived and others he worked with in his regiment’s outreach team.

Her visit came as a coroner was told his body could only be identified by his dental records after he was killed when he returned to his barracks following a day working at the Tower of London. […]

Southwark Coroner’s Court heard brief details of the circumstances surrounding Drummer Rigby’s murder last week as the inquest into his death was opened and adjourned.

The court heard that the Manchester-born soldier was killed as he returned to his barracks in Woolwich, south east London, on May 22.

Detective Chief Inspector Grant Mallon, from Scotland Yard’s Counter-Terrorism Command, said he was hit by a car in Artillery Place before being attacked by two men armed with a cleaver and a knife.

They then dragged his lifeless body into the middle of the road, and encouraged passers-by to look at what they had done, he said.

The court heard that 25-year-old Drummer Rigby was identified by a dental expert.

A post-mortem examination has already found that he died from multiple cut and stab wounds.

Adjourning the inquest to a date to be fixed, deputy coroner Lorna Tagliavini said: ‘I would like to take this opportunity to give my personal condolences to all members of Lee Rigby’s family for their very sad loss.’

Mr Mallon told the court that Drummer Rigby had been working at the Tower of London on the day he died.

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