Statement on the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich

Chair of Safer Leeds and deputy leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Peter Gruen said:

“As a city Leeds would like to express its sympathy to the family and friends of Drummer Lee Rigby and condemn in the strongest terms the actions of those responsible for his death.

“Leeds is very proud to be a modern, diverse city with a wide range of nationalities, cultures and faiths living and working happily together side-by-side. This is a source of great strength, and we are working with community leaders and West Yorkshire Police to reassure people following this tragic event in London.”


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