Theresa May condemns “the cowardly attacks” in Paris

Home Secretary Theresa May has condemned what she described as “the cowardly attacks” in Paris, France.

Yesterday the Islamist gunmen attacked Charlie Hebdo’s newsroom in Paris, and killed 10 journalists and two police officers.

Ms May said the attacks “have shocked and sickened people in the United Kingdom and around the world.”

The attacks, she said, “are a reminder of the very serious threat we face from terrorism.”

The Home Secretary stressed that people from different faiths and backgrounds had expressed their disgust at the events that took place in Paris.

“In deliberately targeting and murdering journalists, the terrorists were attacking freedom and democracy. And in murdering police officers, they attacked the people who risk their own safety every day to protect us and our way of life.”

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