The terror attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, have shocked and saddened us all. Our thoughts are with those who lost their lives, their loved ones and those who have been injured.
As a mark of respect, the town hall flag is flying at half-mast. Horrific acts like this aim to create fear, distrust and discord, but we stand together with all our communities and hate will never divide us. In Croydon we are proud of our many faiths, cultures and communities and I believe this makes us all richer and stronger.
Later today we will be attending Croydon Mosque to stand in solidarity with our Muslim community.