London,
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May
2017
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Manchester attack: Statement from Council Leader

Following the attack at the Manchester Arena last night, which saw many people lose their lives, Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council, has issued the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened and shocked by the attack in Manchester last night. Our thoughts go out to those who are injured, and the families and friends of those who lost their lives. Today we’re joining many other councils across the country by flying our flag at half-mast - in solidarity with the people of Manchester.

“We’re working closely with the Metropolitan Police and over the next few days you will see an increased number of police officers on duty in Camden. If you see anything suspicious, please report it to the Police.

“These terrible incidents continue to be rare. We are clear though that we will not tolerate hate and division in Camden, or for these incidents to undermine our strong communities. We are, and will always be, One Camden – a place for all.”

The Leader and Councillor Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Cohesion, Equalities and Community Safety at Camden Council, have written a letter to community leaders in Camden, while the Mayor of Camden Richard Cotton has sent Camden's deepest condolences to the Lord Mayor of Manchester (see letters in right side bar). 

Camden residents should report anything suspicious by calling 0800 789 321. If you feel in immediate danger please call 999.

Any Camden resident who experiences hate crime, hate incidents or community tensions in their area can report this to the Police via the police’s 101 number or to the Council via 020 7974 4444 or communitysafety@camden.gov.uk.