Preston stood with London today in the wake of the terror attack on the capital.Advertisement
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’.
Union Jack to fly at 1/2 mast over @prestoncouncil town hall in tribute to innocents senselessly killed & injured. @blogpreston @leponline
— Peter Rankin (@pcc_leader) March 23, 2017
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.
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A minutes silence was held at 9.33am at Preston Town Hall and many other premises across the city.
A fundraising appeal has been launched to raise £300,000 for the family of PC Keith Palmer.