Wakefield Council joins forces with rest of Europe to pay tribute to people who lost their lives in Paris attack

​Date: 16/11/2015

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Wakefield Council has today (Monday) joined with the rest of Europe to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragic attack in Paris on Friday.

A minute's silence was held across the Council at 11am GMT and flags were lowered at all civic buildings.

Cllr Peter Box, CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council said: "On behalf of the people of Wakefield I offer our sincere condolences to those affected by the horrific attacks.

"All our flags are being flown at half-mast today as a mark of respect for the people who lost their lives and we will hold another minute's silence at Full Council on Wednesday to enable Wakefield Council's elected members and colleagues to express their sympathy and solidarity.

"Wakefield stands united with the people of Paris and France in determination to defeat terrorism."

Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive of Wakefield Council said: "Colleagues across the Council observed the Europe wide tribute as we came together at 11am this morning to show our respects. Our sympathy and support goes out to anyone affected by these acts of terrorism."