Barking and Dagenham Council sets up community pledge in response to London Bridge terror attacks

PUBLISHED: 15:41 07 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:41 07 June 2017

Members of Barking and Dagenham Council observe a minute's silence

Members of Barking and Dagenham Council observe a minute's silence


Around 300 people have signed a community pledge set up by the council in response to the London Bridge terror attacks.

A woman signs the community pledgeA woman signs the community pledge

It was created to symbolise solidarity and unity in the wake of Saturday night’s attack, which claimed the lives of eight people.

Two of the three terrorists shot dead by police in Borough Market have been named as as Barking residents Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30.

The third man was named yesterday as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, believed to be from Ilford.

Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, Cllr Darren Rodwell, said: “Despite the darkness of the appalling attacks we are determined to stand shoulder to shoulder against hate and attempts to divide us.

“By signing this pledge people can express their defiance and solidarity and show how humanity will always win over hatred.”

A minute’s silence was held across the country at 11am yesterday to remember the victims.

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