Lord Mayor of Chester sends condolences to Manchester

23 May 2017

The Lord Mayor of Chester has written to express the deepest sympathy to those affected by the attack in Manchester last night.

Councillor Razia Daniels has sent a letter to the Mayor of Manchester on behalf of the people of Chester after at least 22 people were killed and 59 more injured in the ‘heinous attack’ at the Manchester Arena.

She said: “Can I, on behalf of the City of Chester express our deepest sympathy and extend our sincere condolences to all those affected by the heinous attack that unfolded in Manchester last night. I cannot even begin to imagine how scared and frightened all those at the Arena last night must have been, especially the children.
 
“Our thoughts go out to your city and all those affected by this senselessness attack, especially as so many children have been harmed or even worse lost their lives. My prayers go out to any parents still awaiting news this morning regarding their loved ones.
 
“We as a City stand shoulder to shoulder with our friends and colleagues in Manchester to both confront and ultimately defeat those who would wish to attack our liberty, freedom, human rights and our democracies. Yesterday was the day Manchester has planned for but hoped would never happen.  Last night was a terrible dark night for Manchester, the North West and the United Kingdom.
 
“My admiration and thanks goes out to all those selfless individuals, organisations and groups who came to the aid of those affected last night. I have been touched by all the accounts of the individuals who rallied around, so quickly, to offer acts of kindness, no matter how big or small.
 
“Our thoughts are also with those families who have lost family members yesterday and those injured in the horrific attack.”
 
Books of Condolences have been opened at Chester Town Hall today and candles have been lit in tribute to those who lost their lives or who were injured in last night’s attack.

 

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