Finsbury Park terrorist attack
From Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council and Councillor Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Cohesion, Equalities and Community Safety:
It is with great sadness and anger that we respond to the terrible attack in Finsbury Park.
Our hearts go out to the victims and to our neighbours in Islington.
This is an attack on innocent Londoners. Like the horrific attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge & Borough Market, it is an assault on our shared values of respect and acceptance that sit at the heart of our vibrant city.
This is a time for people of all backgrounds in Camden to stand united and show our determination that we do not tolerate hate and division.
We are One Camden. Our diverse community is one to be celebrated and strengthened.
Extra police have been deployed to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan.
Please remain alert but not alarmed. Acts of terrorism and hate are committed by a small minority and are not representative of local people.
Report anything suspicious to police by calling 0800 789 321. If you feel in immediate danger call 999.
If you experience hate incidents or community tensions, report this to the Police via their non-emergency 101 number or to the Councils Community Safety team via 020 7974 4444 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us by working together to keep our communities united and safe.
Councillor Hai added:
“Camden’s diversity is one of its strengths and makes it such a great place to live, work and visit for so many people.
“This is a time for people of all backgrounds in Camden to stand united with each other and with our neighbours in Islington, to show that the hateful actions of an individual will not divide us.
“To reassure our communities, there will be an extra police presence across the borough and at key religious sites. Camden Council has also increased its security presence alongside the police, and we will use our CCTV and patrol resources to proactively monitor key sites, particularly those adhering to Ramadan, this evening and in the coming days.
“I hope this provides reassurance to any concerned residents in our communities.”