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Mayor expresses sympathy for people of Paris

The Mayor of Wolverhampton has written to the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo expressing the city's sympathy following Friday night's terrorist atrocity, in which more than 130 people died.

The flags at the council’s offices have been lowered to half mast as a mark of our sympathy, and also as a symbol of our unyielding support
The flags at the council's offices have been lowered to half mast

Councillor Ian Brookfield said: "We were shocked and outraged by Friday night's events in Paris, and thought it was important that, on behalf of the people of Wolverhampton, we showed the people of Paris that our thoughts are with them at this darkest of times.

In his letter, the Mayor wrote: "On behalf of the people of the City of Wolverhampton, I am writing to express our profound sympathy to you and the people of Paris following the sickening terrorist attacks.

"We were horrified by the events on Friday night, and I want to reassure you that the people of the City of Wolverhampton stand side by side in solidarity with the people of your great city.

"This evil and unscrupulous murder of innocent people was an act not only against Paris, France and its citizens but also everyone who believes in the values of the free world we live in.

"Paris is in our thoughts and in our prayers, and as our Prime Minister said, we are with you, united."

The flags at the council's offices have been lowered to half mast as a mark of our sympathy, and also as a symbol of our unyielding support for you at this darkest of times, while the people of Wolverhampton joined the Europe wide minute's silence on Monday morning.

Around 130 people were killed, and many more seriously injured in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks across Paris on Friday 13 November, 2015.

  • released: Wednesday 18 November, 2015