Man threatened to kill Prince day after soldier's murder, British media report

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Prince Harry meets band Stereophonics during a gala dinner in aid of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge, of which he is a patron, at the Grosvenor Hotel in central London, May 30, 2013. REUTERS/Ian Vogler/Pool

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, Last Updated: 1:19 PM ET

A day after a British soldier was slain on a London street, a man allegedly threatened to kill Prince Harry, two English newspapers reported Sunday.

The Daily Mirror says that Ashraf Islam, 30, was arrested in London after confessing he wanted to murder the soldier prince.

On May 22, Lee Rigby was killed while returning to his barracks in Woolwich, south east London

The paper says Islam was charged with threats to kill Harry following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command.

The Mirror says a Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed that Islam pleaded guilty to the charge at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court and is now being held behind bars until sentencing at a later date.

On Saturday, Scotland Yard said a second man had been charged with Rigby's murder.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, of Romford, Essex, was also charged with the attempted murder of two police officers and the possession of a firearm.

 


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