Nice Attack: London safety measures to be reviewed, Sadiq Khan confirms

'They will not win. Not in France, not in London, not anywhere'

Heather Saul
Friday 15 July 2016 11:28
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Sadiq Khan has announced plans to review London’s safety measures in the wake of a deadly terror attack on Nice during celebrations for France's national day.

The Mayor of London confirmed the capital would be reviewed after at least 84 people, including many children, were killed when a man driving a refrigerated lorry deliberately ploughed into spectators celebrating Bastille Day in the French city.

The driver was shot by police after reportedly opening fire on officers. He has been identified as a 31-year-old Tunisian-French man.

Speaking on a visit to Gatwick Airport, Mr Khan said: “I will reassure all Londoners that today we will be reviewing our own safety measures in light of this attack and that I and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner will do everything possible to keep Londoners safe.”

“Londoners today stand united with Nice and all of France in our grief,” he added.

“We're also united in our determination to root out and defeat the sick and evil individuals who have tried to divide us with this cowardly act of terror.

“They will not win. Not in France, not in London, not anywhere.

“We will defeat their poisonous and twisted ideology.”

The new Prime Minister Theresa May has echoed Mr Kahn’s message, telling the people of France that Britain stands “shoulder to shoulder” with them after the “horrifying” terror attack.

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