Region’s message of sympathy to Nice

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A message of sympathy from Borders residents has been sent to the citizens of Nice after an attacker drove a lorry into a crowd of thousands of people out celebrating Bastille Day last Thursday.

The lorry continued for around a mile before police were able to shoot dead the driver, but not before he had killed 84 men, women and children and injured a further 300 people.

Scottish Borders Council convener Graham Garvie, a Tweeddale East councillor, said: “On behalf of the people of the Scottish Borders, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nice as they face the devastating impact of last week’s events.

“I have written to the French consul general in Edinburgh, Emmanuel Cocher, expressing our heartfelt condolences, most especially to the families of all those who have died or were injured.”

The flags flying outside council headquarters at Newtown St Boswells were flown at half-mast from Friday to Tuesday as a mark of solidarity and support for those affected.