"We need to pull together": Sheffielders speak out after recent terror attacks

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Following the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester in the past few weeks, the public of Sheffield have expressed their thoughts on living in a big city.

Star reporter Emily Smith took to the streets of Sheffield to ask the public what they think.

Deborah, 55, an NHS Worker from Sheffield, has drastically changed her routine because of the attacks. She said: "I walk into work and don't walk over the main crossing from the railway station anymore; I'd rather go across the smaller crossings and avoid the crowd.

"I just want them to stop, I've got two young kids."

Lynne Richardson, 49, a Government Officer from Rotherham, said she hasn't let the events cause her to change her day-to-day life. She said: "It's terrible, what happened, however in the context of the whole country, the chance of it happening to you are very small.

"I think if all communities pull together, that's what we need to focus on - not isolating communities but pulling people together."

John Hayden, 39, an IT Analyst from Sheffield, said: "I think people need to be vigilant, not stop what they're doing and carry on. There's always more that can be done, but then you start infringing on privacy."

Becky Hawkins, 26, a Mental Health Nurse from Sheffield, tries to go about her days as normal. "I'm just trying to keep it out of my mind. I think because it's happened to Manchester, Sheffield feels just as big of a city with just as many people.

"I think that's what I'm concerned about - where it's going to happen. But they want you to be scared and stay indoors."