‘They are in our thoughts and prayers’

Bishop Alan Williams, Bishop of Brentwood, said:

“I heard with horror about the awful attack in London last night, which sadly comes so soon after the bombing in Manchester. Prayers have been said at Masses today across our Diocese for the dead and injured, their families and friends, and we will continue to hold all the victims of these atrocities in our thoughts and prayers. As I said two weeks ago, at times such as these it is important to stand together and always to seek love before hatred.  The response of the families of the people of Manchester was a great witness for us all – and the people of London are responding in the same way.”

He also praised the courage and selflessness of the police and emergency services in the aftermath of the attack.