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Finsbury Park incident

Published: 19 Jun 2017 20:11

Update following SGORR meeting.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chaired a Scottish Government resilience (SGORR) meeting following the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park, London.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson, Communities Secretary Angela Constance and senior Police Scotland representatives and Scottish Government officials took part in the meeting.

Following the meeting, the First Minister said:

“This was a horrific attack and my thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected. I know that everyone will be saddened to see yet another terrorist attack.

"I convened a resilience meeting this afternoon to ensure that we are closely monitoring the situation. While there is no intelligence of any specific threat to Scotland, Police Scotland remain vigilant and visible across communities to provide reassurance to members of the public.

“Muslim communities will understandably be anxious just now and it is in these moments that we must come together as a country and unite against extremism and hate from wherever it comes.”