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Jersey's Bailiff 'deeply shocked' by 'tragedy' in Nice

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Jersey's Bailiff has released a statement saying he is 'deeply shocked' by the attack on Nice last night.

William Bailhache says it is unknown if anyone from Jersey was involved.

At least 84 people are dead after a lorry drove into crowds during Bastille Day celebrations.

Mr Bailhache has written to the President of France to express 'sympathy and sadness' at the loss of life and injuries suffered.

He added his thoughts are with the families affected by this tragedy.

I know that all of us have been deeply shocked at the events in Nice yesterday evening. We do not yet know the nationalities of all involved and indeed whether any from Jersey are involved. But clearly many French people have been directly affected and I have written to the President of France on behalf of the States and people of this island to express our sympathy and sadness at the loss of life and injuries suffered. Our immediate thoughts, in particular, lie with the families of those affected by this tragedy.

– Mr William Bailhache, Bailiff of Jersey

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