A memorial for Lee Rigby looks set to be built as Greenwich Council confirmed it has met with the family to discuss how to remember the murdered soldier.

There has been increasing demand for some sort of memorial to be built in Woolwich to commemorate the Fusilier, who was killed in a broad daylight attack on the streets of Woolwich last 22 May.

Since the murder of her son, Lyn Rigby has urged Greenwich council to place a "plague or something" in the area where he was killed as she didn't "want him to be forgotten".

London mayor Boris Johnson also told LBC radio he would "definitely support" a memorial to the murdered soldier.

"Certainly here in City Hall we've indicated we're fully in support" he added.

Despite the calls for a memorial for Rigby to be built, local MP Nick Raynsford, dismissed the proposals, saying he believed it would attract "undesirable interest from extremists".

However, Mrs Rigby said the council has met the family to discuss the plans and said they agreed the memorial "will be going ahead".

A spokesperson speaking on behalf of Mrs Rigby wrote on the memorial for Lee Rigby Facebook Page: "Had a lovely meeting with Greenwich Council leaders that took time to come from London to visit us in our home and listen to our views on a memorial for Lee we can now announce the full support of the council backing a Memorial for Lee in Woolwich will be going ahead.

"We are now in talks with the council of a suitable place for Lee's memorial."

It is not known what the memorial could look like, but it is believed it will feature some sort of inscription. Greenwich council only confirmed they had "held discussions with both Lee Rigby's family and the Army about the issue of remembering Lee" and the discussions are still ongoing.

Lorna Taylor, whose son fought with Lee in Afghanistan, set up an online petition calling for the memorial to be built, which attracted more than 12,000 signatures. She told Manchester's Capital FM radio station: "They are in the development stages now, trying to figure out what the inscription will be."

Elsewhere, Rochdale Council confirmed a memorial for Rigby will be placed at Middleton's garden of remembrance later this year.

Rigby's name will also be engraved into the biggest military memorial in Britain at the Armed Forces Memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.

Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale are currently serving life sentences after being found guilty of Rigby's murder.