The Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, led a ceremony on Thursday (23) morning, lowering the council flag to half mast, to mark the awful events of the previous day in Westminster.
He was joined outside the Town Hall in Katharine Street by the leader of the council, Councillor Tony Newman; the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Toni Letts; the police borough commander, Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe; and members of the council and public.
The Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor
“Following the horrific events in Westminster yesterday, we, the people of Croydon, stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters across London.
“We join the families of those who lost their lives, remembering and praying for their loved ones.
“As the Mayor of Croydon, I salute the response of our emergency services who risk their lives every day to protect us.
“We will not be threatened by these acts of terror. We are proud of our diversity in Croydon and we stand united in the face of such cowardly attacks.”