A book of condolence in memory of Fusilier Lee Rigby, who was murdered in Woolwich last week, has been opened by Newcastle City Council.
For the next three weeks the book will be in the Customer Service Centre at Newcastle Civic Centre.
The Council says it will provide an opportunity for people shocked and appalled by his death to pay their respects to him and his family.
Cllr Veronica Dunn, the Council's Armed Forces Champion, said:
" People up and down the country were quite rightly horrified and appalled at the murder of Lee Rigby."
"Newcastle City Council is a big supporter of the armed forces, and the city has a long and proud association with Lee's regiment, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. "
"This book of condolence will give people the opportunity to put down in writing their feelings of sorrow, but also defiance that crimes like this will only make us stronger and more united as a country."