Sunday 11 December 2016

Security in London to be reviewed in aftermath of Nice attack

Published 15/07/2016 | 11:11

Newly elected Mayor of London Sadiq Khan leaves his home in south London. John Stillwell /PA Wire
Newly elected Mayor of London Sadiq Khan leaves his home in south London. John Stillwell /PA Wire

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced he will be "reviewing our own safety measures" following the attack in Nice.

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He declared that the capital would "stand united" with France and insisted the "poisonous and twisted" terrorists would be defeated.

Speaking on a visit to Gatwick Airport, Mr Khan said: "I will reassure all Londoners that today we will be reviewing our own safety measures in light of this attack and that I and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner will do everything possible to keep Londoners safe."

Mr Khan offered his "deepest sympathies" to the people of Nice.

He described the attack as "a horrific and unspeakable act of terror on a day of celebration".

The French people "have suffered so much pain in recent times", he said.

Mr Khan went on: "Londoners today stand united with Nice and all of France in our grief.

"We're also united in our determination to root out and defeat the sick and evil individuals who have tried to divide us with this cowardly act of terror.

"They will not win. Not in France, not in London, not anywhere.

"We will defeat their poisonous and twisted ideology."

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