18 August 2017

Statement on Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks

The three political groups on Brighton & Hove City Council have released a collective statement on the terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils which took place yesterday and in the early hours of this morning.

“We are again deeply saddened by the terrorist attacks which took place in Spain; killing and injuring so many innocent people from countries around the world.

“We send our sincere condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives, those who have been injured, and all affected. We also send our best wishes for a fast and full recovery to everyone who was injured.”

“We repeat our commitment to unity. We stand together; strong in compassion with people from all faiths and backgrounds. Division and hatred drives people into the ranks of those trying to recruit support to their terror campaigns. We will not let this happen."

- Councillor Gill Mitchell, Deputy Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council and Deputy Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group

- Councillor Lee Wares Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group

- Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, Convenor of the Green Group

Reporting suspicious behaviour or activity

Co-operation between the public and the police is the greatest asset in tackling the challenge the UK faces from terrorism. Sussex Police and Brighton & Hove City Council are asking all residents and communities to remain aware and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity immediately by calling the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or call 999 in an emergency.

You can also make a report on the Sussex Police website 

Find out more on the GOV.UK Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign website

Reporting hate incidents

One Voice members urge everyone to be aware and are encouraging residents and communities to report any racist, religiously motivated or other hate incidents within our communities.

Please report hate incidents on the Safe in the City website 

You can also get information on the Safe in the City website about preventing terrorism and extremism