Wakefield Council have paid their respects to the people of New Zealand following the deadliest shooting in the country’s history.
At least 50 people died and 20 were injured in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday.
Councillor Peter Box, leader of Wakefield Council, expressed deepest sympathy on behalf of all citizens of Wakefield to the people of New Zealand.
He said that this must not be allowed to undermine good community relations among diverse cultures.
He said: “All of us in Wakefield, across different faiths or backgrounds, share in the shock and outrage at the events in New Zealand.
“Events like this make us more determined to continue to work together to develop a community where everyone feels valued and cared for.
“We must ensure that such atrocities do not undermine this or divide us.
“We value the openness and tolerance we have developed and are proud of the good relationships we have built up between all communities.”