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Message from chief executive – following Manchester attack

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A message from Clive Wright, Shropshire Council’s chief executive, as staff observe a minute’s silence at 11am today (Thursday 25 May 2017) as a small tribute of respect for all those affected by Monday’s tragedy in Manchester.

“I am sure that, like me, you will have been shocked by the horrific events in Manchester on Monday evening which has brought out both the best and worst attributes of humanity.  

“I cannot begin to imagine the pain the families involved must feel. The event should have been a wonderful evening, forming happy memories for those youngsters and their families; instead, it will leave lasting scars. 

“I echo the words and sentiment expressed over the last few days and join the many voices who stand defiant of these acts. We must stand together as a country and we will continue to support our colleagues in the police and other authorities who work with us to protect our communities. 

“Although the risks in Shropshire are comparatively low, please stay vigilant whilst also being appropriately calm and reassuring to others, where necessary, knowing that plans are in place to fight this campaign of fear.”