Ceremony held in Sheffield city centre to remember those killed and injured in London terror attack

he scene of the attack in London. Picture: PA
he scene of the attack in London. Picture: PA
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Leaders of the Christian and Muslim faiths are to gather for an event in Sheffield city centre this afternoon to remember those killed and injured in the London terror attack.

The short ceremony will take place in the Peace Gardens at 2.40pm and will start with a minute's silence. Councillor Denise Fox, lord mayor of Sheffield, and the lord-lieutenant of South Yorkshire Andrew Coombe will then lay flowers in remembrance.

Short speeches by Stephen Watson, chief constable of South Yorkshire Police, and faith leaders will follow.

Similar events will take place on Westminster Bridge and in other cities across the UK at the same time.

As a show of unity people are being asked to carry a single flower, which can be laid down as a sign that we will never forget those who have lost their lives.

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.