CAGE extends deep sympathy to the families of the seven victims of the London Bridge and Borough Market attacks, and to the 48 injured.

We remain totally opposed to violence of this sort. Such indiscriminate murder of innocent people has no justification whatsoever.

In this traumatic time we urge calm while the authorities carry out their necessary investigations. Security and public safety are of paramount importance. Calls to retaliatory violence and fear mongering of communities must not be tolerated and we advise against counter-productive policy announcements that do not serve the interests of justice nor restore security.

We welcome all evidence-based proposals that are aimed at seeking public safety and security.

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