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Preston stands in solidarity with London after terror attack

Posted on - 23rd March, 2017 - 8:17pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News
Union flag at half mast in Preston Pic: Paul Melling
Union flag at half mast in Preston Pic: Paul Melling

Preston stood with London today in the wake of the terror attack on the capital.

Flags flew at half mast at Preston Town Hall, the law courts and at Lancashire Police’s headquarters in Hutton.

Leader of Preston City Council councillor Peter Rankin branded the attacks, in which four people died, as ‘senseless’.

A further 29 people are being treated in hospital after Khalid Masood, 52, drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.

He then tried to enter Parliament and stabbed an unarmed police officer, PC Keith Palmer, who later died from his injuries. Masood was shot dead by armed police.

Read more: Runshaw College students caught up in Westminster attack

A minutes silence was held at 9.33am at Preston Town Hall and many other premises across the city.

Flag at half mast at Preston law courts Pic: Jim Beattie
Flag at half mast at Preston law courts Pic: Jim Beattie

A fundraising appeal has been launched to raise £300,000 for the family of PC Keith Palmer.

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