VIDEO: Sheffield's Muslim community gather to remember victims of London terror attack

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Sheffield's Muslim community gathered outside a city mosque today to pay their respects to the victims of the London terror attack.

About 30 residents, religious and civic leaders attended a short service and held a minute's silence outside the Madina Masjid Sheffield Islamic Centre just off London Road at 1pm - one week on from the attack in the capital.

People gather for the service.

People gather for the service.

Speakers said it was time for all communities and religions to 'come together and show solidarity' and to 'not let the terrorists win'. Meanwhile, others in attendance held up placards emblazoned with messages such as 'Not In Our Name' and 'Muslims Against Terrorism'.

Mahroof Hussain, director of outreach for the Tell MAMA organisation, which works to counter anti-Muslim attacks, said: "After the terrible events in London we must show unity between all faiths in our community.

"Now is the time to stand together and not be divided."

Following the service, those congregated gathered with others for another short service in the Peace Gardens. Councillor Denise Fox, lord mayor of Sheffield, and the lord-lieutenant of South Yorkshire Andrew Coombe laid flowers. Short speeches by Stephen Watson, chief constable of South Yorkshire Police, and faith leaders followed.

Similar events are taking place across the UK. Those attending are asked to carry a single flower as a sign that those who lost their lives will never be forgotten.

Last Wednesday 52-year-old Briton Khalid Masood deliberately drove a car into pedestrians along Westminster Bridge, injuring more than 50 people and killing three. He then fatally stabbed police officer Keith Palmer while trying to enter Parliament before being shot dead by another officer. Terror group Isis claimed responsibility for the attack.

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