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British spies 'tried to recruit' Islamist attacker

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Britain's intelligence agencies came under fresh scrutiny on Saturday following claims that MI5 had tried to recruit one of two Islamists accused of butchering a soldier in London. 

A teddy bear bought by murdered soldier Drummer Lee Rigby for his son, Jack, sits alongside a family photograph at a news conference at the Regimental HQ of his unit, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers at Bury in Greater Manchester on May 24, 2013. Britain's intelligence agencies have come under fresh scrutiny over claims that MI5 tried to recruit one of two Islamists accused of butchering Rigby.

Abu Nusaybah, who says he is a childhood friend of murder suspect Michael Adebolajo, was arrested by counter-terrorism police shortly after making the claims on BBC television on Friday night.

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