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Ipswich: Former Ipswich brownie leader who confronted Lee Rigby’s killers is “more emotional” about his death now

08:38 23 May 2014

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett

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A former Ipswich scout leader who was dubbed the ‘Angel of Woolwich’ after confronting the killer of Drummer Lee Rigby has said she gets “more emotional” about his death now than she did when it happened.

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, formerly of Grundisburgh, attended a memorial at Woolwich barracks yesterday one year on from the brutal murder of the soldier.

Exactly a year before at the same location she had rushed to the body of Fusilier Rigby only to come face to face with his killers Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, still bloodied and holding cleavers.

She made headlines by calmly trying to persuade the men to put down their weapons.

“I’ve become more emotional lately, I don’t know exactly why,” she said yesterday.

“I don’t understand because I wasn’t scared at the time, I was happy to do what I did because it needed to be done.”

Ms Loyau-Kennett has been told she may be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Yesterday she also expressed scepticism about placing a permanent memorial at the site of Fusilier Rigby’s murder.

She revealed having spoken to soldiers who said that for a soldier to give his life for somebody else was “extraordinary (but that) we shouldn’t single out one simply because he died on his home soil while others died in Afghanistan.

“I’m perfectly in favour and I think it’s a good idea to have a memorial in his home town where he is loved, where his friends are and his family and where it makes sense. It would be much better over there.”

She added: “Also it could be a target for terrorists, hooligans or whatever.”

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