Statement following London attack

05/06/2017, PR8570

Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council

In reaction to the terrorist attack that took place in London at the weekend, Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific events in London at the weekend. Our thoughts and sympathies are with all those that have been affected, especially to those that have been injured and those families that have lost their loved ones.

“Our community shares in the shock and outrage at the events in London.

“This horrific criminal act must not be allowed to intimidate us in our daily lives. This is a time for us to pull together to overcome those who wish to change our lives through fear. We must not let them win.”

As a mark of respect, all flags on the Council’s public buildings are flying at half-mast and tonight the Town Hall will be lit in national colours - red, white and blue.

The Council will also be recognising the national one minute silence in its buildings on Tuesday 6 June at 11am, to show their support for those affected by this tragic event.

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