Statement on Nice attack

​Date:15/07/2016

Ref: PR 8285

People came together in Wakefield (on Friday) to pay their respects to those who lost their lives and were injured in the Nice attack.

The tragic news of the 84 deaths, at the Bastille celebrations in France on Thursday deeply moved many people.

Cllr Peter Box CBE Leader of Wakefield Council said: “Our thoughts and sincere sympathies are with the people of France who have been affected by yet another terrible tragedy.

“This was an appalling attack and on behalf of the people of Wakefield I would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the people who died, and our prayers for those who were injured.”

The Mayor, Cllr Harry Ellis, lead a one minute silence on Friday at 11am  at the War Memorial, opposite County Hall to show support for those affected by this tragic event. It was attended by members of the public and council staff.