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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Wandsworth Town Hall flag flying at half mast Manchester




The Union Flag at Wandsworth Town Hall is flying at half mast as a mark of respect to those killed in the Manchester atrocity.

Merton Council's flag is also flying at half mast, as pictured below.



Croydon has also lowered its flag (pictured below)



Sutton Council has tweeted "Horrific news from Manchester last night. Our thoughts are with all affected #StandTogether"

Surrey Police has tweeted "Our thoughts are with the people of #Manchester, the victims & their loved ones, and colleagues."

Commissioner of the Met Police Service, London, Cressida Dick, has released this statement.

“This is an utterly appalling attack.

My thoughts are with the people of Manchester as they try to come to terms with the horrific events that took place in their city last night. Our colleagues from Greater Manchester Police and their emergency services showed huge bravery as they ran towards the confusion and danger.

We are providing every possible support through the counter terrorism network as investigators work tirelessly to understand what has happened.

Here in the Capital we put extra police officers on duty as Londoners started their journeys into work. This will continue for as long as it is needed, and the mix of armed and unarmed officers are there to reassure.

Looking ahead to the weekend, a normal busy and vibrant weekend in our city - we are working with all those planning events to make sure we are doing all we can.

Terrorists seek to spread fear and undermine our way of life. We must work together to stop that from happening. If you have suspicions, tell us; if you see something that concerns you, report it. Together we can protect London."

London mayor Sadiq Khan has posted this message on Facebook.

London stands united with the great city of Manchester today after this barbaric and sickening attack.

This was a cowardly act of terrorism that targeted a concert attended by thousands of children and young people.

My heart goes out to the victims, their families and everybody affected.

Once again we have seen the heroism of our brave emergency services.

They have our full support and are in all our thoughts today.

I am in constant contact with the Metropolitan Police, who are reviewing security arrangements in London.

Londoners will see more police on our streets today.

Manchester and the rest of Britain will never be cowed by terrorism.

Those who want to destroy our way of life and divide us will never succeed.
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