Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said:
“I am deeply saddened to be talking about such appalling acts less than a fortnight after the atrocity at Manchester Arena that cost so many lives and indeed the previous horrific Westminster attack less than three months ago.
“At that time I wrote to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on behalf of Leeds to offer our condolences and deep support as a city and I will be doing so again.”
Notes to editors:
Flags are flying at half-mast on the main civic buildings in Leeds, and plans are being made to light them up red, white and blue in solidarity with London either tonight or tomorrow. A book of condolence will also be opened.