Prayers have been said across the North East in memory of at least 49 people killed a terror attack in New Zealand.
Here in the North East, the victims of the shootings have been remembered at faith services, including Muslims gathering at one of Newcastle's mosques.
Worshippers at Newcastle Central Mosque say the pain and sorrow they feel following the attack in New Zealand 'is unmeasurable' and have asked for their followers on Facebook to "NOT share the videos/pictures from this tragic even as a mark of respect to the victims and their families".
Muslims have gathered throughout the day to remember those killed and the loved ones affected by the attacks.
ITV Tyne Tees spoke to Imam Abdulbasith Mohammed at Newcastle Central Mosque earlier today. He said the community are deeply disturbed by what happened, regardless of how many thousands of miles away it was.
Elsewhere in the city, a single candle was lit in solidarity for the victims at Newcastle Cathedral. Today, Dean Geoff Miller said the actions in New Zealand were 'beyond human'.
Flags were flown at half-mast at Newcastle City Council buildings following news of the tragedy.
Labour council leader Nick Forbes released a statement, where he condemned the 'senseless violence'.
In a statement, Cleveland Police Assistant Chief Constable Adrian Roberts said the force is increasing patrols in areas of worship on Teesside.