A minute silence will be held outside Torquay Town Hall this morning as the UK remembers those who died in the Manchester bombing.

The Government has announced the silence will take place across the country at 11am following the attack at the Manchester arena on Monday.

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Derek Mills, said: “Torbay’s thoughts are with everyone affected by the terrible attack in Manchester, particularly those who have lost loved ones, been injured or distressed. We continue to fly the Union Flag at half-mast at the Town Hall as a mark of respect and a book of condolence from the people of Torbay is now available in the reception area. A few people have asked where they can lay flowers and we are inviting those who wish to do this to place them outside the Town Hall.

“Anyone who would like to take part in the minute silence is warmly invited to join me and others outside Torquay Town Hall at 11am to pay their respects and show support for the people of Manchester.”

News archive