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'Angel of Woolwich' who confronted Lee Rigby's killers faces police quiz over racial abuse allegations

• Jun 29, 2014 08:00 
•By Justin Penrose,  Steve Doohan

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, 49, faces an investigation over an alleged incident at her local Tesco store

Angel of Woolwich: Ingrid Loyau-Kennett is being investigated by police
The woman dubbed the Angel of Woolwich after she confronted Lee Rigby’s killers is to be quizzed by police over claims she racially abused a Tesco pharmacist.
Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, 49, received national acclaim for calmly talking to armed Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale after the soldier’s slaying in the street.
But the cub scout leader now faces a police investigation over an alleged incident at her local store.
Ms Loyau-Kennett was said to have had a row with a black pharmacist as customers looked on. It was claimed she told the man he should not be allowed in England and should be working in Nigeria.
Security guards were called and she was marched out of the building in Helston, Cornwall, on Friday.
Officers have asked Tesco to hand over CCTV footage.
The police confirmed they had received a report about an alleged case of verbal racial abuse on Friday and said enquiries were continuing.
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A Tesco spokesman said: “We are aware of an incident at our Helston store. Colleagues are helping the police with their enquiries.”
Last year Ms Loyau-Kennett was praised by Prime Minister David Cameron for her actions in the moments after soldier Lee, 25, was hacked to death near his Woolwich barracks in South East London.
She was on a bus when he was attacked and got off to see if she could help. But she was confronted by Adebolajo, who had a knife. He told her not to get too close but instead of backing off she tried to distract him from other onlookers.
She revealed: “I said, ‘It is you versus many people, you are going to lose, what would you like to do?’ and he said, ‘I would like to fight’.
“The other one was much shyer and I said, ‘Would you like to give me what you have in your hands?’
“I did not want to say ‘weapons’, but I thought it was better having them aimed on one person like me, rather than everybody there.”
After the murder in May 2013, Mr Cameron hailed Ms Loyau-Kennett for “confronting extremism” and said she “spoke for us all”.

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