Stratford Old Town Hall flag flies at half mast after Manchester bombing
PUBLISHED: 10:54 23 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:42 23 May 2017
The flag at the Old Town Hall in Stratford is flying at half mast today as a mark of respect to those who died in a suspected terror attack in Manchester.
At least 22 people, including children, were killed when a bomb exploded as fans left an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena at around 10.30pm last night. More than 50 others were injured.
Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said that extra patrols would be deployed in London to protect the public.
She said: “My thoughts are with the people of Manchester as they try to come to terms with the horrific events that took place in their city.
“Here in the capital we put extra police officers on duty as Londoners started their journeys into work.
“This will continue for as long as it is needed, and the mix of armed and unarmed officers are there to reassure.”
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