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Nice attack: Redbridge pays respects to at least 84 deaths

PUBLISHED: 10:43 15 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:52 15 July 2016

The Union Flag and the Tricolour flag of France fly at half-mast in Downing Street, London, following the death of at least 84 people, including several children, after a terrorist drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.

The Union Flag and the Tricolour flag of France fly at half-mast in Downing Street, London, following the death of at least 84 people, including several children, after a terrorist drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.

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People of Redbridge are paying respects to victims of last night’s tragedy in Nice, after at least 84 people were killed when a lorry crashed through a crowd.

Residents were celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city, when at around 11am local time a driver drove down the famous Promenade des Anglais for over a mile, swerving and mounting the kerb to hit more victims.

The man was eventually shot by police, who reportedly found guns and grenades in his truck.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting tweeted: “Terrible news from France. Thoughts with the family and friends of the more than 100 people dead or injured.”

Fellow Labour MP Mike Gapes also tweeted his condolences.

The Ilford South MP said: “Thoughts with French nation and all people affected by terrible events in Nice. Solidarite.”

The Liberal Democrat leader in Redbridge Cllr Ian Bond commented: “Terrible, sad, tragic events from Nice.”

Conservative Cllr Colin Cronin tweeted: “There is no religion that advocates mowing down innocent men, women & children. A truly barbaric terrorist attack on France #PrayForNice.”

New foreign secretary Boris Johnson said one UK national was injured.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced he would be “reviewing our own safety measures” following our attacks.

Speaking at Gatwick Airport today, Mr Khan said: “The Met Police service and the security service do an amazing job every day keeping us safe.

“They regularly review security measures, but clearly as the terrorists evolve the way they try and hurt us - we have got to evolve how we keep us safe.

“After Brussels, after Istanbul, after Nice, the police and security experts rightly review measures to make sure we are safe.”

This is the third major attack in France in the last 18 months, after the Paris attacks in November and the violence against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January last year.


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