Terror attack in London – statement from Cllr Tim Swift

Everyone has been shocked by the events in Westminster today. As a sign of our respect for those killed and injured, we will be flying the Union flag at half-mast over Halifax Town Hall from tomorrow morning.

On behalf of the people of Calderdale, I want to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the people who have been killed, including the Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty.

Alongside the horror, we’ve also witnessed the bravery and unwavering commitment of the Police, Paramedics, the Fire & Rescue service, and all those who rushed to help. Their actions were truly inspirational, as was the action of Government Minister Tobias Ellwood who heroically tried to save the life of the fallen Police Officer.

As well as our Members of Parliament and their staff, a group of children from Calderdale were in the Houses of Parliament when the incident happened. We’re very pleased to know that they are all safe, and I’d like to thank the staff with them and at the school who I know worked really hard to make sure that their parents were kept informed and reassured.

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