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Book of condolence set up following Manchester terrorist attack

Posted on Thursday 25 May 2017
Book of condolence

Gateshead Council has set up a Book of Condolence at Gateshead Civic Centre following the terrorist attack in Manchester.

Members of the public are invited to sign the book to pay their respects and to express their support to the victims and their families following this tragic event.

Martin Gannon, Leader of Gateshead Council said: “We are extremely saddened to hear the news of the deaths of Courtney and Philip and send our sincere condolences to their families and friends.  We will do whatever we can to support them at this difficult time.

“We are all shocked by what has happened in Manchester this week. Words cannot convey the depth of sympathy and sadness felt for everyone involved in this horrific and evil incident.

“What’s happened this week must make us all help our communities to be even stronger and more resilient; to show no fear and not let those who aim to divide us win. The response by the people of Manchester has been inspiring and heart felt and gives us all hope that this shameless barbaric act can be overcome.”

The book of condolence will be available to sign in the foyer of Gateshead Civic Centre from today (25 May) during normal office hours Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. The Book of Condolence will remain open for as long as there is a public demand.