Victims of Westminster terror attack honoured as flags fly half mast over Havering Town Hall
PUBLISHED: 14:06 23 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:06 23 March 2017
Flags were flown at half mast over Havering Town Hall today to pay respect to those killed and injured in the Westminster attack.
Four people have died - including a police officer and the attacker – after yesterday’s terrorist attack outside Parliament.
The move followed on from yesterday’s full council meeting which opened with councillors bowing their heads in prayer.
Council leader Cllr Roger Ramsey then paid tribute to the Metropolitan Police.
“With reference to the tragic events, I particularly express condolences to the police officer and express support and empathy with the Met Police who we come to rely upon so much and take for granted,” he said.
“In some circumstances they put their lives on the line for us.
“I think it right to let them know we appreciate them.”
His speech was met by a round of applause from councillors.
GLA Conservative assembly member for Havering and Redbridge, Keith Prince called the events “shocking”.
He echoed sentiments that London would pull through.
“We were resilient through the Blitz and we were resilient through the IRA campaign,” he said.
“It is all about small-minded people trying to bring division where there isn’t any.
“In London, we are very diverse, we get on together in Havering and Redbridge. We are very lucky to have that diversity.
“A very small minority of people are envious of that and they try to come between us.
“We win by not allowing that hatred to divide us.
“My heart goes out to the innocent victims.”