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Mayor of Bristol responds to latest incident at a London mosque

The Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, has called on citizens to calmly unite in solidarity following the last night’s suspected terror incident in London, as the flags are lowered at City Hall as a sign of respect.

Mayor Rees said: “I am truly saddened and shocked by last night’s attack near Finsbury Park Mosque and my thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by yet another horrific incident.

“The police and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will be providing reassurance to affected communities, particularly those observing Ramadan, and I’d urge Bristol residents to stay calm and support each other during this difficult time.

“We will continue to liaise with the police, other agencies and colleagues in London throughout the day. Please continue to maintain vigilance and report any suspicious behaviour to the UK’s anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.”

Note to Editors:

The Mayor and the City Council will be joining all Government buildings across the UK in the minute’s silence this morning at 11am in remembrance for those who lost their lives and all those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower last week.