Statement on the atrocity in Woolwich

The barbaric attack which took place in Woolwich yesterday has shocked us all. My thoughts, together with the thoughts of millions of people across our Country, go out to the victim’s family and friends.

I share the comments made by the Prime Minister that we must all stand united in abhorrence of the individuals who carried out this attack. I also believe that those responsible for this atrocity should be brought to justice as soon as possible, using the full force of the law, once the Security Services have established the full facts.