Mayor of Bristol condemns "sickening" attacks in Spain

The Spanish flag at Bristol City Hall has been lowered. Credit: Bristol City Council

The Spanish flag at Bristol’s City Hall has been lowered to half-mast today as a sign of respect to all those affected by yesterday’s attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.

The Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees has condemned the attacks, calling it "sickening":

We utterly condemn this horrific act of terror and I am deeply saddened that yet another sickening incident has taken place. My thoughts and sympathy are with everyone affected by these shocking events and we stand in solidarity with Spain and all those affected.

Currently there is no change to the national terrorism threat level in the UK which remains at severe although we continue to closely monitor this.

As a reminder, the current security advice is to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to the Anti-terrorist hotline. If you think it is an emergency dial 999.”

– Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol

Those concerned about friends or relatives in the area, are advised to call the Foreign Office helpline on 0034 93 214 21 24 or 0034 900 400 012.

The Anti-terrorist hotline can be contacted on 0800 789321.