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Flags flown at half-mast across Suffolk following Manchester terror attack

PUBLISHED: 17:32 23 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:32 23 May 2017

The Union Jack flag flying at half mast at St Michael's Church tower in Beccles. Picture: Courtesy of Beccles Town Council

The Union Jack flag flying at half mast at St Michael's Church tower in Beccles. Picture: Courtesy of Beccles Town Council

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Council flags have been flown at half-mast across Suffolk as communities pay their respects following the “horrific events” of the Manchester terror attack.

With an eight-year-old girl among the 22 people killed by a suicide bomber after an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena last night, councils have been flying Union Jack flags at half-mast today.

At Suffolk County Council’s main headquarters at Endeavour House in Ipswich, a council spokesman said: “Our flag is flying at half-mast today in honour of those killed or injured in the Manchester terror attack.”

Similarly at Waveney District Council’s headquarters at Riverside, in Canning Road, Lowestoft the flag was flown at half-mast.

Mark Bee, Waveney District Council leader, said: “All our thoughts are with everyone affected by the horrific events in Manchester.”

The Union Jack flag was also flying at half-mast in Beccles, and Beccles town mayor, Richard Stubbings, said: “There are no words that I can think of that can describe my utter sadness at the atrocious act that took place in Manchester.

“I’m sure I speak for my colleagues on the council and the community of Beccles, when I say our hearts go out to everyone affected and our prayers are with them all.”

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