Family of Woolwich killing victim informed
Counter-terrorism police in Britain are leading the investigation into the murder of a man who was hacked to death on a street in south east London.
The victim is believed to have been a serving British solider and it is understood his family has been informed.
Two men, who were shot by police at the scene, have spent the night under arrest in hospital.
A man holding a meat cleaver and his hands covered in blood was filmed by a passer by saying he carried out the attack because British soldiers kill Muslims every day.
The British Prime Minister David Cameron will chair a COBRA emergency response committee meeting this morning.
I have been updated by the commissioner and will chair Cobra shortly. I will make a statement on this sickening killing this morning— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) May 23, 2013
Meanwhile, Mohammed Ansar, a social and political commentator in the UK, has joined the Muslim Council of Britain in condemning the attack.