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Tynwald condemns Westminster attack

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Messages of solidarity after 'deplorable assault'

Tynwald has expressed a message of 'profound sympathy' to those caught up in the Westminster terror attack.

Four people were killed, and 40 injured yesterday, following London's worst atrocity in more than a decade.

In an act of defiance today, UK MPs will unite and sit in Parliament undeterred.

Back here on the Island, President of Tynwald Steve Rodan has lent his members' support to all of those who were involved.

In a statement, he says they stand 'shoulder to shoulder with fellow parliamentarians' in resisting 'acts of extremist hostility to our way of life'.

Condemning a 'deplorable assault on the seat of democracy', Mr Rodan also gave condolences to the families of innocent victims - including PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed to death in the grounds of Westminster Palace.

In the hours following the attack, other figures from the world of politics reaffirmed their stance on social media.

There was also a tribute to the police officer who lost his life from Chief Contable Gary Roberts.

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