Councillor Abi Brown, leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, said:
"Our deepest sympathies are with the friends and families of those affected by the London Bridge terrorist incident. The tremendous courage and selflessness displayed by members of the public and emergency services is an example to us all.
"We as a city - all communities - have been shocked and devastated to learn that there has been a link to Stoke-on-Trent and do not want this to reflect on the hundreds of thousands of community spirited and law-abiding citizens that make up our friendly and welcoming city.
“We are working with the police, our partners and people in the city to make sure we do all we can to support our communities at this time.”
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