Couple jailed over Lee Rigby YouTube video

Royal Barnes and a scene from the video

Royal Barnes and a scene from the video

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A BRITISH Muslim couple were jailed today for glorifying the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in videos posted on YouTube that were “offensive in the extreme”.

Royal Barnes, 23, and his wife Rebekah Dawson, 22, recorded and uploaded three videos shortly after the murder in Woolwich, south east London, last May.

Royal Barnes and a scene from the video

Royal Barnes and a scene from the video

Barnes was jailed for five years and four months at the Old Bailey after pleading guilty last month to three counts of disseminating a terrorist publication and one of inciting murder.

His wife, who insisted on wearing her veil in court, admitted charges of disseminating a terrorist publication and was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

Judge Brian Barker QC told them the videos they made were “offensive in the extreme”.

He said the couple showed “a total and continuing disregard” for how their actions might affect the family of trooper Rigby, those people who witnessed the murder and the British public.

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