Michael Adebowale arrives court in a Police van amidst tight security
Michael Oluwatobi Adebowale appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning - charged with murdering the soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London last week.
The 22-year old Adebowale who was released from hospital on Tuesday, was remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey next Monday.
Yesterday, a post-mortem examination ruled that Drummer Lee Rigby died of "multiple incised wounds" after the Woolwich attack.
His suspected co-attacker - Michael Adebolajo, remains under arrest in hospital. They were both shot by armed police at the crime scene to effect arrest.
Adebowale, who has also been charged with possession of a firearm, appeared in court with a bandaged hand and flanked by police officers.
He limped as he approached his position in the glass dock, holding his right hand close to his body.
Wearing white baggy trousers and a grey sweatshirt, Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle told Adebowale he did not need to stand up in the dock as "I understand you've been injured."