Responding to the attacks in Woolwich yesterday afternoon, Leader of the Labour Group, Cllr Sirajul Islam, said:
“The events in Woolwich have shocked and appalled everyone across our community. There can never be any justification for this kind of senseless and brutal violence.
“To try to use a warped view of any religion or faith to justify these acts is plainly wrong and should never be tolerated.
“We are strongest when our community is united, as I know we shall be in the face of this dreadful attack. Our thoughts will all be with the family, friends and colleagues of the victim.”