Courage and fortitude recognised

LOCAL dignitaries and community leaders have paid tribute to the “courage and fortitude” displayed by the people of Suffolk in the wake of the recent horrific events.

LOCAL dignitaries and community leaders have paid tribute to the “courage and fortitude” displayed by the people of Suffolk in the wake of the recent horrific events.

In a letter to the EADT, they said people were determined the “many positive aspects” of the county would come to the fore.

It has been signed by Mike More, chief executive of Suffolk County Council, James Hehir, chief executive of Ipswich Borough Council, Lord Tollemache, the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Sir Michael Bunbury, the High Sheriff of Suffolk, Claire Euston, chair of the Suffolk Strategic Partnership, Alastair McWhirter, the Chief Constable of Suffolk, and the Rt Rev Richard Lewis, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

It reads: “The last few days have cast an unwelcome and unexpected spotlight on Ipswich and Suffolk.


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“It has been a tragic event and the whole community will join us in expressing condolences and sorrow for all the families affected.

“Ipswich and Suffolk have responded with courage and fortitude.

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“The county and its agencies are working together, and we want to thank especially the police officers, including those many from other counties, police staff and volunteers, the community drug workers and all others for all that they are doing.

“The whole county will be determined that the many positive aspects of Suffolk, which have been so amply demonstrated in the community's response to the events, will come to the fore.”

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