Prominent Muslim groups have said they are in favour of a memorial at the scene of Fusilier Lee Rigby's murder in Woolwich, despite attempts to block one because it might attract far right extremists.

Fusilier Rigby's family and the British public should be allowed a memorial to their son "to commemorate Lee Rigby's service and sacrifice in a proper way", they write in a letter to The Telegraph.

Thousands of people have signed a petition supported by Fusilier Rigby's relatives to build a memorial at the site near Woolwich Barracks where he was run over and stabbed to death last year by Islamist terrorists.

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