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The people of Belfast stand with you: Lord Mayor's tribute to Westminster terror attack victims

A book of condolence for the victims of the Westminster terror attack has been opened at Belfast City Hall.

It was opened by Lord Mayor Brian Kingston and Deputy Lord Mayor Mary-Ellen Campbell at City Hall on Friday morning.

"Expressing our deepest sympathy and our support for all those bereaved and injured in the terrible atrocity," he said

"The people of Belfast stand with you."

Among the first to sign the book was DUP leader Arlene Foster.

"Thoughts and prayers with the victims of this terrible atrocity," she wrote.

"Terrorism and evil never win. God Bless."

Mr Kingston has also sent a letter of support and sympathy to the people of London.

He praised the response of the police and other emergency services whose actions prevented further carnage and provided speedy assistance to the injured.

In separate letters to the Lord Mayor of London, Dr Andrew Parmley, and to the Mayor of the City of London, Sadiq Khan, Mr Kingston reflected on Northern Ireland’s own troubled past.

He said: “We in Belfast, with our own experiences of terrorism, send our deepest sympathy to the families of those killed and injured in this devastating attack in Westminster.

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you all, particularly the families of the deceased as they cope with the unimaginable devastation they are currently suffering.

“We pay tribute to the speedy reaction of the police and other emergency services — their professionalism in seeking to protect others from harm and deal with those shocked and injured is a credit to all.”

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