Residents observe minute’s silence to remember Tunisia beach attack victims

The flag is flown at half mast on Clitheroe Castle as a mark of respect to the victims of the Tunisia beach massacre. (s)
The flag is flown at half mast on Clitheroe Castle as a mark of respect to the victims of the Tunisia beach massacre. (s)

Ribble Valley residents observed the nationwide minute’s silence at noon today (Friday) following the recent terrorist attack in Tunisia.

The flag was also flown at half mast on Clitheroe Castle as a mark of respect to the victims killed in the beach massacre.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron announced on Monday to the House of Commons that an act of remembrance would be held.

Those left in shock and grief after the horrendous attack on holiday-makers were also invited to a Clitheroe Parish Church to observe the minute’s silence.

The church provided an opportunity for quiet reflection prior to the minute’s silence. This was then followed by a short time of prayer and the opportunity to light a candle.

The Rev. Andrew Whitehead said: “At times like these we naturally feel quite helpless and unsure of how we should respond.

“The minute’s silence on Friday is an opportunity to come together, to share our feelings of sorrow and grief, and to offer prayers for all those who have been directly touched by this tragedy.”