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GM Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner's statement on Westminster attack

22/03/2017

Following the terrible events in London, Tony has said the following:

"The terrorist attack in Westminster is not just an assault at the heart of our democracy, but an assault on our way of life, and on those values which make our nation great.

“Our police and security services risk their lives every day to protect us and keep us safe and free. Sadly, one of those brave public servants has lost his life in the line of duty. Our thoughts are with the officer’s family, friends and colleagues, and our promise is that his sacrifice will not be forgotten.

“We also think of the others who have been killed and wounded in this dreadful act of terrorism. An attack on them is an attack on us all, and it will not stand.

“Those who think they can use fear, hatred, intimidation and murder to divide us are simply wrong. As a nation we are stronger than them, and in the face of terror they will only make us stronger still, and more determined to work together to build a future of hope.

“I have spoken with the Chief Constable, and Greater Manchester Police is working hard to keep our communities safe and provide visible reassurance.”