The jury at the murder trial of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich earlier this year heard that the two suspects smirked and “looked very proud of what they had done”.

Witness Tina Nimmo told the court:

I was quite near.  They were holding their weapons up.  I was shouting and swearing at them.  I wanted them to stop.

You have just got to do what you have to do and that’s what I had to do but they didn’t stop.

They posed a bit more. They looked at if they were very proud of what they had in their hands.

She then told the court that one of the suspects were smirking and posing for pictures taken by passers-by with their mobile phones.

Another witness told the jury at the Old Bailey that the two suspects, Michael Adebolajo, 28 and Michael Adebowale, 22, looked as though they were mutilating the body and trying to remove Lee’s organs.

Cheralee Armstrong then explained that she shouted at them to stop what they were doing, but the two men ignored her:

The man in the hat stared at me, his expression was blank. Pure evil, and his eyes were bulging.

The jury at the murder trial were also shown CCTV footage of the actual killing, watching Lee Rigby being knocked down by a car then dragged into the middle of the street where he was attacked.

The suspects have denied murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby but admit being in possession of weapons. The trial continues.