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Increased security on mosques advised after terror attack

Following yesterdays attacks, the chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation has warned mosques to increase security and be aware of vigilante attacks.

Mr Mohammed Shafiq has said that there have been letters sent to over 1500 mosques and islamic centres, asking them to speak to local police and ensure the safety of their worshippers.

Paying tribute to PC Keith Palmer who was killed in the line of duty yesterday, Mr Shafiq offers his prayers to his family.

He believes that the coming days will be difficult for British Muslims as after such atrocities mosques could be targeted as acts of Muslim hatred.

"The terrorists aim to divide communities as British citizens, we will continue to work to bring people together and defeat the ideology of violence."

– Mr Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Executive of the Ramadhan Foundation

Westminister attack: MP Tobias Ellwood hailed a hero

Prime Minister has praised the actions of the foreign minister Tobias Ellwood.

In her statement at commons she said that the Member for Bournemouth East showed an extraordinary effort to save PC Keith Palmer.

She also praised the police, saying that although we saw the worst of humanity yesterday, we also saw the best.

Our region shows solidarity against terror

Words of solidarity against yesterday's terror attack have flooded twitter.

Under the hashtag #WeStandTogether people are showing their support for those affected by what happened in Westminster.

Tributes paid across the region with a minute's silence

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A minute’s silence was observed this morning in Whitehall and at Scotland Yard to pay respect the victims of yesterday’s attacks.

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, is to make a statement in the House of Commons on the attacks at 10.30am, following the conclusion of Questions to the Department of International Trade

The Union flag flies at half mast over Parliament today.

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Hastings Borough Council also paid their respects and observed the one minute silence.

Deputy mayor Cllr Nigel Sinden, conservative leader Cllr Rob Lee and Hastings Borough Council’s director corporate service Jane Hartnell lead the one minute silence in Queens Square, Hastings.

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The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey David Munro joined Surrey Police officers and staff in a minute’s silence at the Force’s Mount Browne HQ in Guildford this morning to pay respect to the victims, those injured and those affected.

"I am deeply shocked and saddened by yesterday's terrible attack in Westminster and my thoughts remain with all those who have been affected. We must continue to work together to defeat terrorism and those who seek to create fear and disharmony in our communities.”

– PCC David Munro

Caroline Ansell, MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon has praised the police for working hard to get to the bottom of what happened.

She will be walking across Westminster Bridge to pay her respects to those so sadly killed and injured.

“Like many, I remain very shocked by what happened as I was only seconds from the attacker and I heard the gunshots. My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones and to those who have been injured - they were innocent people going about their lives."

– Caroline Ansell

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