UK soldier killed in London died from stab wounds

The Associated Press
Associated Press

LONDON - British police say that an off-duty soldier killed in a suspected Islamic extremist in London attack died from multiple cuts and stab wounds.

Lee Rigby, 25, was killed last week near his barracks in southeast London's Woolwich area. Images that emerged in the attack's aftermath showed two men wielding knives and meat cleavers.

Scotland Yard confirmed Wednesday that Rigby was walking near the barracks when he was first struck by a blue Vauxhall Tigra, then was attacked by two men.

Police say an autopsy showed that Rigby died from "multiple incised wounds."