TORFAEN residents were invited to pay their respects to killed soldier Lee Rigby with a moment’s reflection at the war memorial in Old Cwmbran Park yesterday.

The leader of the independent group on Torfaen council, St Dials ward councillor Elizabeth Haynes, had invited people to join her at the memorial at 11am.

Cllr Haynes laid a wreath as residents paid their respects.

There were no speeches or speakers, just quiet reflection “as a mark of respect to Lee Rigby and a sign of solidarity against the cruel, cowardly terrorism we face,” Cllr Haynes said.

“Most people were shocked by the senseless death of Drummer Lee Rigby. He would have faced death when in Afghanistan, but he certainly would not have expected to be murdered by extremists while walking down a street on home soil,” she said.

Drummer Rigby was killed on the streets of Woolwich, London, last week.