Book of condolence opened in town hall for Paris attacks

Ines Grissett, 2, lays flowers outside of the French Embassy in London after terror attacks killed at least 129 people in Paris on Friday
Ines Grissett, 2, lays flowers outside of the French Embassy in London after terror attacks killed at least 129 people in Paris on Friday

A book of condolence has been opened in St Helens town hall to show sympathy for those affected by the weekend’s atrocities in Paris.

Mayor of St Helens, Steve Glover, was among the first to sign the book.

Crowds gather in the Place de la Republique, Paris, to observe a minute's silence across Europe to mark the victims of Friday's attacks in the French capital

Crowds gather in the Place de la Republique, Paris, to observe a minute's silence across Europe to mark the victims of Friday's attacks in the French capital

The Union Jack flag will also be at half mast on the Town Hall.

Council leader Barrie Grunewald said: “Many people would like to express their sympathy and show solidarity at this difficult time.

“We all send our deepest sympathies to the people of France, particularly to the families of the victims affected by this atrocity.”

The Book of Condolence will be open for signing at the main reception in St Helens Town Hall between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.