Penshaw Monument lights up red, white and blue after Westminster attack

Penshaw Monument in memory of Westminster attack victims
Penshaw Monument in memory of Westminster attack victims
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Penshaw Monument has been lit up in red, white and blue after yesterday's terrorist attack at Westminster.

The union flag has also flown at half mast at Sunderland Civic Centre today as a mark of respect for those who were killed and injured in the attack on the Houses of Parliament.

A police officer carries flowers on Westminster Bridge near to the Houses of Parliament in London, following an attack in which three people were killed when a knife-wielding attacker, named as Khalid Masood, ploughed a car through pedestrians on the bridge, before storming the Parliamentary estate, where he was shot dead

A police officer carries flowers on Westminster Bridge near to the Houses of Parliament in London, following an attack in which three people were killed when a knife-wielding attacker, named as Khalid Masood, ploughed a car through pedestrians on the bridge, before storming the Parliamentary estate, where he was shot dead

Council Leader, Coun Paul Watson, said: "The terrible events in Westminster were an attack on our democracy and it is important that we stand together against such wanton acts of violence.

"People in this country will not be cowed by such evil attacks.

"It is right and fitting that we should show solidarity with our capital city by flying the flag at half mast and lighting up one of the city's best loved landmarks as a mark of respect to those who died and were injured.

"It is also important that we pay tribute to PC Keith Palmer and to the emergency services, medical staff and passers by who came to the aid of all those who were caught up in this tragic attack."

Penshaw Monument in memory of Westminster attack victims

Penshaw Monument in memory of Westminster attack victims