Painting created for Drummer Lee Rigby’s young son

Paul Knox with his Lion King inspired painting.
Paul Knox with his Lion King inspired painting.
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An Alnwick artist has sent a picture to the son of Drummer Lee Rigby who was killed in London last week.

Paul Knox, of Clayport Gardens, was contacted by a friend on social networking website Facebook.

Janie Billingham, who lives in Woolwich, is a friend of the Rigby family and asked Paul could do anything to help the family. He agreed straightaway and decided to do a picture on canvas.

“I wanted to do something for his young son, Jack, who is only two years old as he will not understand anything as yet,” he said. “So I did the canvas of Simba and his father from the movie The Lion King, and the message is very deep which Jack will get so much comfort from, and hopefully, his mum Rebecca, too, in years to come.”

The picture was sent to London yesterday.

l The Warkworth and Amble District branch of the Royal British Legion has decided to send a card of condolence to the family of Drummer Lee Rigby.

Jeff Watson chairman of the branch said: “The Royal British Legion supports families of those who have served with the armed forces and this particularly awful event demonstrates the importance of its work with those families.

“When a tragic event like this happens, it is comforting to know that the Royal British Legion is always there to help.”

l Personnel at RAF Boulmer have been told they can wear their uniforms in public as normal, but have been warned to remain vigilant.