The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is extending his heartfelt sympathies to the victims and their families affected by the mass shooting in New Zealand.

Dozens of people lost their lives after at least one gunmen stormed two mosques whilst live streaming the massacre online.

In the West Midlands there is no increased threat to local communities, however I appreciate the concern people will feel.

Officers will be visiting key religious buildings today to reassure local people.

David Jamieson said: “On behalf of the people of the West Midlands I would like to extend my most sincere condolences to those affected by this sickening attack in New Zealand.

“Our cousins in Christchurch should know that we stand shoulder to shoulder with them during their time of national mourning.

“Any attack of this sort is an attack on the freedom and liberty of us all.”

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