Crowds gather in Birmingham for Orlando victims

Crowds gather in Birmingham's gay village Credit: Twitter @AdamCSchembri

Hundreds have gathered in Birmingham's gay village to remember those shot dead in a nightclub in Orlando.

Forty-nine people were confirmed dead in the shooting at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday.

The gunman, Omar Mateen was killed by police after a three-hour siege.

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At a memorial in the heart of Birmingham's gay village, a two minute's silence was held and forty nine balloons were released in memory of the dead.