The attacks carried out in London Bridge yesterday evening are deeply shocking. Sadly the incident saw several fatalities with many others injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families at this extremely difficult time.

We commend the rapid response of the police and emergency services. As we have stated before, such acts of mindless violence can never be justified. Terrorism, irrespective of guise, is still terrorism. We come together in solidarity with all communities affected by this hatred.

We urge our worshippers and all to remain alert and vigilant in this difficult time. London has a long history of diversity and unity. We will not allow these attacks to change that.