Published: Monday, 19th June 2017

Royal Greenwich and faith leaders have issued statements following the attack.

Cllr Denise Hyland, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich

On behalf of everyone at the Royal Borough of Greenwich, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by this cowardly act of terror in Finsbury Park.

Any act of violence against members of London's diverse community is an attack on all of us. This was another act of terrorism in a series of attempts to divide London and its values of tolerance, freedom and solidarity.

As a city, we have been steadfast and united in saying that all such attacks on our values will always fail because, as the late Jo Cox MP said, we have far more in common than that which divides us. We stand together.

Greenwich Faith Community Leaders

Once again a terrorist attack has been made against our neighbours, as they gathered to worship God. As leaders of local faith communities we share in the sadness and weariness felt by so many at these crimes.

However, as has been rightly said, 'an attack against one faith community is an attack against all faith communities,' so we stand together, one with another, sharing our compassion for all who suffer and mourn, and encouraging our resolve to work always for a good world of peace and welcome, justice and joy.