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Lord Mayor to lead minutes silence as a mark of respect for the victims of the London attack

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Statement from Leeds City Council Leader re Westminster attacks

Tomorrow, Tuesday 6th June at 11am on Victoria Gardens, the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Jane Dowson will lead a minutes silence as a mark of respect for the victims of the London attack.

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.

As a council and a city we offer our support to the people of London and our thoughts and sympathies are with all those affected both in the UK and abroad. The flags on Civic Hall and Town Hall will remain at half-mast until Wednesday morning as a mark of respect for the victims and their families. A book of condolence is available at the Portland Crescent entrance to the Civic Hall for those who wish to sign it.