Northumberland opens condolence book after Paris attacks

Crowds gather in the Place de la Republique, Paris, to observe a minute's silence. Picture by Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Crowds gather in the Place de la Republique, Paris, to observe a minute's silence. Picture by Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Northumberland County Council has opened a book of condolence following the terrorist attacks in Paris.

The book is available to sign at the reception area in County Hall, Morpeth, from today.

Coun Dave Ledger, deputy leader of Northumberland County Council, said: “The events in Paris were truly shocking and I am sure I speak on behalf of everyone in Northumberland in sending our condolences to all those affected by these terrible events.

“While our thoughts go out to the people of Paris, we would remind our own communities of the need to remain vigilant as they go about their daily business.

“We are working with our partners to ensure as many people as possible are aware of the latest information from Northumbria Police.”

The following is the latest Northumbria Police advice following the Paris attacks:

You may see extra officers around the area in the coming days – this is purely precautionary and for reassurance to local communities after what has happened.

This incident will undoubtedly cause concern amongst some of our communities. The threat to the UK from international terrorism remains at severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. Communities are encouraged to remain vigilant and alert, but reassured that the threat has not increased in the UK at this time.

Report any suspicious behaviour to police and they will investigate.

Here in the North East, we have a great relationship with our communities and it is by working together that we can keep us all safe.