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St George's Cross flags at half-mast in Pendle

Published: Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

Statement on flag flying at half mast following terrorist attack in Manchester

St George's flags flying at half-mast in Pendle following Manchester terrorist attack.

Pendle Council is flying the St George’s Cross flags at half-mast on Nelson and Colne Town Halls.

The lowering of the flags is our mark of respect for those affected by last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester.

“We are totally shocked and saddened at yesterday’s appalling attack and want to express our condolences to all those affected,” said Council Leader Councillor Mohammed Iqbal.

“Manchester feels very close to home for us and we know that people in our area will be terribly affected by this act of terror.

“We reject all forms of terrorism and extremism and stand together,” he said.