The London Borough of Sutton has been twinned with Gagny, a north-eastern suburb of Paris, since 1974.
The Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Muhammad Sadiq, has sent the following message of solidarity to the Mayor of Gagny, Michel Teulet, following Friday evening’s terrorist atrocities in the centre of Paris that left 129 people dead and hundreds more injured.
Cher Monsieur le Maire,
On behalf of the entire London Borough of Sutton, I am writing to you to express our sincere condolences with regards to the barbaric terrorist attacks in Paris.
These sickening, violent and tragic attacks aim to divide, ignite and promote hatred. These extremists will never succeed.
Our towns were twinned 40 years ago with the purpose of building a relationship, which has since grown and flourished, and to promote peace. Our solidarity has never been stronger and we stand shoulder to shoulder with you all.
The thoughts and prayers of the whole community in the London Borough of Sutton are with all of you; those who were brutally killed and injured, their families and friends, the brave who protect the lives of others by putting themselves at risk, and the entire French nation.
We stand in harmony with the entire world and are Praying for Paris.
Nous sommes solidaires avec vous.
Mayor of Sutton