Letter to be sent to soldier’s family

A letter of condolence is to be sent from Ballymena Borough Council to the family of Drummer Lee Rigby who was murdered last month on the streets of Woolwich.

The proposal to do so was made at last Monday night’s monthly meeting of the local authority by Deputy Mayor, Cllr James McClean, who found a ready seconder in UUP colleague, Cllr James Currie.

Mr McClean said: “We must all work to ensure that such events are never repeated. In the meantime, we must give our help and support and offer our prayers to the family, friends and colleagues of Drummer Lee Rigby.”