Scotland Yard’s top officer tonight confirmed two men had been arrested after a man was butchered in broad daylight on the streets of London.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said officers from the counter-terrorist unit were leading the investigation into the “shocking and horrific” Woolwich murder.
He said: “It is hard to comprehend the shocking and horrific scenes we have seen this afternoon on a busy street as Londoners went about their day as normal.
“We have launched a murder investigation, being led by the Counter Terrorism Command. Two men have been arrested in connection with that murder.”
EDL gathering at pub in woolwich. Riot police on site pic.twitter.com/Z47n8ut14B— Rose Hughes (@RoseSkyNews) May 22, 2013