Following the terrorist attack in Strasbourg, East of England Labour MEP Alex Mayer who was in the city centre said:
“Firstly I checked my staff were safe. I could hear a lot of police sirens and then a helicopter overhead. We all followed police advice to stay indoors and away from windows.
“My thoughts are with the victims of the attack and their families and all our thanks go out to the emergency services who work so hard to keep us safe. Strasbourg is beautiful at this time of the year. Terrorists seek to divide us and make us afraid but they will never defeat our way of life.”