An unofficial memorial plaque has been placed at the scene of the tragic murder of Lee Rigby. 

Residents will be gathering at the plaque near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich this afternoon after rumours Greenwich Council will be ripping it up. 

British Army soilder, Fusilier Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiments of Fusiliers was murderer on May 22, 2013.

He was attacked and killed by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich.

Alison Miles told News Shopper: "They have taped and coned it off. If they take it away there will be riots.

"If they take the memorial then they are going to have to take me too." 

The plaque was created by the charity 5 Wishes, which has been approached for comment. 

Alison continued: "I wouldn't go into a graveyard and start digging up graves. It's a memorial, it is disgusting (to rip it up)."

However, the council says the stone will not be removed, at least not yet.

Cllr Danny Thorpe, council leader, said: “The Royal Borough of Greenwich installed a permanent local memorial to Fusilier Lee Rigby in 2015 in accordance with the wishes of his family and the families of other soldiers and civilians who had died as a result of conflict. 

"That memorial is at St George's Garrison Church in Woolwich, opposite Woolwich Barracks, in a serene location where people can pay their respects in line with the wishes of his family.

"Over the weekend a member of the public replaced a paving slab by the site of Fusilier Rigby’s murder with a memorial stone. Rumours are circulating on social media that we are planning to remove that memorial this week – these rumours are not true. 

"We continue to talk to members of the Rigby family and have not reached a decision on the new memorial stone."