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Anorak | Compare and contrast these two very different court drawings of Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebowale

Compare and contrast these two very different court drawings of Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebowale

by | 30th, May 2013

MICHAEL Adebowale is the second man accused of murdering Lee Rigby in Woolwich. He is the other man, the bit part who stood around as Michael Adebolajo boasted about his alleged crime. Adebowale has appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. He confirmed his name, age and address. He did not stand. He was carrying a visible limp. He is accused of murder and of possessing a 9.4mm KNIL Model 91 revolver “to cause persons to believe that unlawful violence would be used”.

There are no cameras allowed inside British courts. As ever, then, the court artists get to work.

Picture 1 is by Priscilla Coleman:

Picture 2 is by the prolific Elizabeth Cook.

Do the drawings suggest to you different views of the alleged killer? In Coleman’s work, Adebowale appears wild. He is struggling with his handcuffs. His mind and body are active. His eyes are expressive. The police to his sides are beige. The colour is all his.  In Cook’s work, the suspect is a far less dynamic figure. He is grey. The policeman to his left has the colour. His is the inquisitive mind, eyeing the suspect with a look of intelligent curiosity.  Adebowale appears resigned and compliant.

Michael Adebowale

Drummer Lee Rigby murder

 



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