Council holds minute’s silence after London terror attack

The scene in Woolwich on Wednesday. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA wire
The scene in Woolwich on Wednesday. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA wire

A minute’s silence has been held by Bucks county councillors following the terrorist killing of a soldier in London yesterday.

After UKIP councillor Chris Adams proposed the silence, council leader Martin Tett said: “On behalf of the council, we all utterly condemn the horrendous incidents that took place yesterday.”

Lib Dem councillor Raj Khan told the Bucks Herald the attack was ‘barbaric and inhumane butchery’.

He said: “There is no defence whatsoever.

“The Muslim community is very concerned that the good name of their religion once again has been associated with thugs and criminals who profess to be Muslims.”

He called on the wider community to support their Muslim friends who may be targeted by Islamaphobic abuse.