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London Bridge terror attack: statement from Leeds City Council Leader

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London Bridge terror attack: statement from Leeds City Council Leader.

Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said:

“I am deeply saddened to be talking about such appalling acts less than a fortnight after the atrocity at Manchester Arena that cost so many lives and indeed the previous horrific Westminster attack less than three months ago.

“At that time I wrote to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on behalf of Leeds to offer our condolences and deep support as a city and I will be doing so again.”

The June 2017 London Bridge attack was an Islamic terrorist attack in London on 3 June 2017 whereby a van left the road and struck a number of pedestrians on London Bridge.

After the van crashed, its three occupants ran to the nearby Borough Market area and began stabbing people in and around restaurants and pubs. Eight people were killed and 48 were injured, including four unarmed police officers who attempted to stop the assailants. The three attackers, who wore fake explosive vests, were later shot dead by police.

Flags are flying at half-mast on the main civic buildings in Leeds, and plans are being made to light them up red, white and blue in solidarity with London either tonight or tomorrow. A book of condolence will also be opened.