All ages pay their respects to Paris victims

All Saints First School pupils released red, white and blue balloons in memory of the people who died in the Paris terror attacks last Friday night.
All Saints First School pupils released red, white and blue balloons in memory of the people who died in the Paris terror attacks last Friday night.

People across Northumberland have been paying tribute to victims of the Paris attacks.

The terrorist incidents in the French capital, which took place last Friday night, claimed at least 129 lives and resulted in widespread casualties.

As a mark of respect and expression of solidarity, many authorities and organisations across the UK had a period of silence and lowered their Union Flags to half-mast.

A one-minute silence was held outside Morpeth Town Hall at 11am on Monday.

At Morpeth All Saints First School, after looking at some of the images of famous monuments throughout the world illuminated in the colours of the French flag, pupils released red, white and blue balloons with the message that people of every nation should stand together.

Northumberland County Council has opened a book of condolence regarding the Paris attacks.

It is available to sign in the reception area at County Hall in Morpeth.