London attack: Lord Provost offers condolences

Lord Provost Frank Ross
Lord Provost Frank Ross

EDINBURGH’S Lord Provost will be writing to the London Mayor Sadiq Khan to offer the city’s condolences after the London Bridge attack.

Seven people have died, in addition to the three attackers who were shot dead by the police.

Forty-eight people are being treated in several hospitals across London, and many have life-threatening conditions.

Lord Provost Frank Ross said: “This has been a horrific attack on innocent people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

“As sister Capital cities, Edinburgh and London share a unique history and bond. Today our citizens share heavy hearts in the wake of such violence but also praise for the astoundingly brave response from London’s people and emergency services.”