THERE was chaos at the Old Bailey this afternoon as the murderers of soldier Lee Rigby were sentenced.

Michael Adebolajo yelled ‘‘Allah akbar’’ and had to be pinned to the ground by security officers in a violent struggle in the dock .

Adebolajo, 29, shouted ‘‘that’s a lie’’ as Mr Justice Sweeney told him and his co-defendant Michael Adebowale they had both been radicalised.

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Michael Adebowale, 22, then stood and shouted comments about America and Britain before several security guards were forced to restrain him.

Adebolajo then leapt from his seat, screaming ‘‘Allah akbar’’ as officers attempted to control him.

Fusilier Rigby’s family wept as his killers were wrestled to the ground and ultimately taken down to the cells.

Mr Justice Sweeney continued his sentencing with both men absent from the dock.

Adebolajo was given a whole-life jail term while Adebowale was jailed for life with a minimum of 45 years.