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MP criticises funding for appeal by Rigby killer

TAXPAYERS should fund a memorial to murdered soldier Lee Rigby rather than the appeal of one of his killers, an MP has said.

Conservative MP David Nuttall (Bury North) said the public was "rightly outraged" that legal aid could be used to support Michael Adebolajo, who has lodged an application to appeal against the whole-life term imposed on him at the Old Bailey.

Speaking in the Commons, Mr Nuttall asked Commons Leader Andrew Lansley: "Can we please have a debate on the use of public money in murder cases so the House can consider whether it's appropriate for legal aid to be spent on paying for an appeal by one of the murderers of Drummer Lee Rigby, which the public are rightly outraged about and who believe the money would be better spent on providing a fitting memorial for Fusilier Rigby?"

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