Published: Friday, 15th March 2019

Statement from Cllr Chris Kirby, Cabinet Member for Housing, and Andy Carter, Superintendent South East BCU – Lewisham, Greenwich & Bexley, Metropolitan Police Service

"The Royal Borough of Greenwich echoes Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in condemning those behind the cowardly and horrific terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand.

"We utterly reject terrorism, oppression and the victimisation of others. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the Muslim community in New Zealand and in our own borough at this tragic time. We stand in solidarity with our local Muslim brothers and sisters on this their day of prayer when they will mourn the loss of their own. We extend our deepest sympathies."

A Book of Condolence has been opened in the Victoria Hall, Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW.