Statement following Barcelona and Cambrils attacks
In response to the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils yesterday, Cllr Denise Jeffery, Deputy Leader of Wakefield Council, said:
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of all those who have been caught up in the terrible events in Barcelona and Cambrils.
"Yesterday's appalling terrorist attacks are truly shocking, occurring during the peak summer holiday season, when residents were going about their everyday business and visitors were enjoying a relaxing break.
"Tragically, this is the latest in a series of terrible, violent assaults. We must continue to stand and stay strong against terrorism and fight for the freedom of speech.
"In our district we foster tolerance, understanding and respect for each other in our communities. When challenged by such tragic events we must strengthen our resolve to make sure that we continue to live by these guiding principles."