Council Leader responds to London attack
The Leader of Wakefield Council has extended his deepest sympathies to all the families and friends of those affected by the attack in London.
The flags at all of the district's public buildings are flying at full-mast. Council staff and elected members joined together on Thursday for a minute's silence to show their respect for those involved.
Cllr Peter Box CBE said: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the innocent victims who lost their lives or were affected by the attack yesterday.
"It appears that yet again we find ourselves faced with a terror situation that will have irrevocably changed the lives of so many. At times like this our strength comes from standing together and focussing on the acts of kindness, heroism and selflessness demonstrated by people yesterday, in response to this act of evil.
"On behalf of the people of this district I send our deepest sympathy and unwavering support to the people of London and all those lives whose have been touched by this terrible attack."