Lee Rigby killer tried to gouge doctor’s eye out with a pen
WARD DRAMA: The hospital where the doctor almost lost an eye
UK Daily Star (h/t SusanK): The 22-year-old, who butchered Lee Rigby, lunged at a consultant at the Royal London Hospital after being asked to sign a patient consent form. The doctor handed him his own silver pen despite being warned Adebowale, below, could use it as a weapon. The killer had been taken to be treated for an infection to his leg.
The male doctor’s eyesight was only saved by the prompt action of prison officers. Two guards, who were handcuffed to the killer by short chains, yanked Adebowale’s arm away with just inches to spare.
Armed police, who were outside the room, rushed in and one pulled a Taser gun and threatened to shoot. The prison officers, fearing they would be hit by the 50,000-volt weapon, persuaded them to hold fire. Adebowale was finally restrained by his prison guards and a dozen police officers.
A source revealed: “The doctor came within a whisker of losing an eye. He had been told not to give Adebowale a pen because it was feared he would use it as a weapon. “However, he ignored the advice and insisted he needed patient consent before any medical intervention.
“Adebowale only had about four inches of movement due to being restrained by the chains. But as soon as he got the pen he launched himself at the doctor like a madman. The incident happened at the hospital in Whitechapel, east London, after Adebowale developed an infection and high temperature due to his injuries.
Michael Abedolajo’s appeal is based on the denial of the judge to consider the killing a military action because Britain is at war with Muslims.