The Leader of Nottingham City Council has condemned yesterday’s attack at two shisha bars in Germany.

Councillor David Mellen said: “My thoughts are with the friends and families of these victims, whose lives have been taken in a senseless act of violence. It seems clear the motivation was extremist Far-Right views, which is something we wholeheartedly condemn.

“Events like this bring into sharp focus the need for us all to respect each other’s beliefs and values.   Nottingham, together as a council and a city, stands against terrorism and in support of all those who suffer its tragic consequences. The city’s Kurdish community are in our thoughts at this time.”