Derby City Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Public Protection and the Rt Revd Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby have responded to yesterday’s attack in Westminster, in a  joint statement of condolence:

“The City of Derby sends its condolences to the families and friends of those who have been so tragically killed in the attack at Westminster yesterday, and our thoughts and prayers are also with those who were injured. On behalf of the people of Derby, we would like to pay tribute to the compassion of the public in helping those who had been hurt and the emergency services who responded so effectively, especially those police officers who put themselves in harm’s way protecting the public and our Parliament.

Derby is a peaceful city where people from all faiths and backgrounds live together in harmony.  Extreme acts such as this will not divert us from our commitment to Derby, promoting the values we all share, or from continuing to work together demonstrating time and again that Derby is a city where you are welcome and where you are safe.”

Published: Thursday 23rd March