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London Terrorists Shot by Police
FOOTAGE taken by bystanders shows the attackers who had butchered soldier Lee Rigby try to surprise the cops but instead be shot down in a volley of gunfire. TWO terrorists who butchered soldier Lee Rigby also tried to kill a hero woman cop who was first on the scene of the carnage. Shocking footage obtained by the Daily Mirror shows how the calculating pair lured officers to the scene by dragging the body into the middle of the road and brazenly waiting for armed police to arrive. When the first police car arrived the pair split up in a pre- planned manoeuvre with knife-wielding Michael Adebolajo charging them head-on, while his accomplice ran up alongside, aiming his revolver at them. The film of the 10 seconds of terror show how Adebolajo got within TWO FEET of the terrified female cop who was driving the armed response vehicle. She was armed with just a Taser as she sat in the driver's seat of the BMW X5 and was only saved when a male colleague sitting in the back made a split-second decision to fire his machine-gun from point blank range through the window. As Adebolajo is sent sprawling to the ground by the force of the two shots and the two cops jump out to cover him they appear to fail to spot the other suspect aiming his hand gun at them. Luckily a third SO19 marksman running round from the far side of the specialist Trojan unit spots him and he is brought to the ground as a further volley of six shots ring out in the suburban street in Woolwich, south east London. Former Det Ch Ins Peter Kirkham, an expert in firearms tactics said after watching the footage last night: I have never seen anything like this before, or even heard of it happening before. For two suspects to carry out a brutal attack like this then stand around in plain sight waiting for the police is crazy.