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Mayor extends condolences to people of Manchester

23 May 2017

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, will today open a Book of Condolence in memory of all those who were tragically killed in a terror attack at Manchester Arena last night.

22 people attending a concert were killed and almost 60 injured when a suicide bomber detonated an improvised device, many of the victims were children and teenagers, some as young as eight-years-old.

Extending her personal condolences to all those caught up in the latest terror incident to shock the world, Alderman McClintock said: “I was shocked and saddened to hear the news last night of such a horrific attack on young people out to enjoy an evening out with family and friends. It is incomprehensible that someone would target some of the youngest and most vulnerable members of our society in such a cruel and callous manner.

“My thoughts and prayers will be with the families of all those affected by this awful tragedy in the coming days and with the people of Manchester as they come to terms with such a horrendous attack on their city.”

The Book of Condolence will be open in the Guildhall from 6pm this evening and members of the public are invited to show their solidarity with the people of Manchester by recording their tributes over the coming days.

There will also be an online facility for people to record their messages of condolence at the following email address http://www.derrystrabane.com/Subsites/Mayor/Mayors-Book-of-Condolences/Book-of-Condolence-for-Victims-of-Manchester-Arena