'Serving soldier' dead in Woolwich machete attack.
A man believed to be a soldier is dead after a politically motivated knife attack by two men, who were shot by police. An eyewitness said it was a "message to the British government".
An eyewitness who got off a bus just as the incident happened told how as he filmed the incident, one of the assailants approached.
The man was carrying a machete and a gun in Woolwich, south east London.
The eyewitness said that he gave the gun to his friend, and said: "I just want to talk to you with your camera". He went on to say they had carried out the attack "because David Cameron, (the) British government sent troops in Arabic country".
"They wanted to give a message to the British government," the witness said. "That's what they say to me when they were talking to my camera."
He said he was surprised that they did not try to make a quick escape: "They do this publicly to give it some message... They didn't go anywhere. Most of the time, when you see the crime, the person starts running becasue they dont want to be arrested."
He also described how as the attack on John Wilson Street happened, two women shouted "stop it, stop it", and the attackers apologised, saying women shouldn't be allowed to see what was happening - only men.
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