Sunderland to pay tribute to terror attack victims with Penshaw Monument and Keel Square lit in colours of Spanish flag

Police at the scene of the attack in Barcelona
Police at the scene of the attack in Barcelona
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Sunderland will pay tribute to those killed and injured in yesterday's Spanish terrorist attacks this evening, when Penshaw Monument is lit up in the colours of the national flag.

The Magistrates Court building in Keel Square will also be lit in red and yellow in solidarity with the people of Spain and the union flag is flying at half mast at Sunderland Civic Centre as a sign of respect for those who were killed and injured in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.

Penshaw Monument will be lit in the colours of the Spanish flag tonight

Penshaw Monument will be lit in the colours of the Spanish flag tonight

City Council Leader Coun Paul Watson said : "Our thoughts are prayers are with all those caught up in these devastating attacks.

"Sadly scenes like the ones in Barcelona and Cambrils are becoming all too familiar on our streets and it is right and proper that we show our unity with the people of Spain at this very sad time.

"Only by standing together and showing that we will not be cowed by such cowardly attacks on innocent people can we ever hope to defeat the terrorists."

Penshaw Monument and the Magistrates Court building will remain lit for the next three nights in line with the three day period of national mourning declared by the Spanish Government.