Members and staff of Penarth Town Council, led by the Leader of Council Cllr Mike Cuddy, observed the national one minute’s silence this morning at 11:00 am in tribute to the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.
All the flags outside West House, including Penarth Town Council’s own flag were hoisted at half mast today as part of the national commemoration.
A similar silence was being observed this morning by councillors and staff in the forecourt of the Civic Centre at Barry – the headquarters of the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Yesterday the new Conservative administration’s first cabinet meeting in the Vale of Gklamorgan Council also began with a one minute silence commemorating those who lost their lives in the attacks.
7 people were killed and 48 injured in the attack which began at 21:58 on Saturday night. 36 people are still being treated in hospital, 18 of whom are in a critical condition.
The name of another victim stabbed to death by the terrorists was released today. She was Kirsty Boden a nurse from Australia who, as the attack was taking place, had run towards London Bridge in an effort to help the injured.
Today the third Muslim terrorist was named as Youssef Zaghba from Morocco; the other two were Pakistan-born Khuram Butt (27) and Rachid Radouane (30). All three were felled in a hail of fire from police marksmen.