Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the horrific attack last night in Manchester and especially to the victims and their families.
We condemn in the strongest possible terms all such attacks wherever they take place as there can never be any justification for such cowardice acts. Sikander Mirza, president of the UKIM issued the following statement: “My heartfelt condolences go out to the victims and their families during this difficult period. We must remain united in the face of such senseless attacks and not allow anyone to sow seeds of discord and disunity amongst our communities. I pay tribute to the emergency services who have worked valiantly to save lives and help those in need. They were helped by the citizens of Manchester and wider region as they all pulled together. ”