Police pay tribute to shooting victims

Police in Wyre observe a two-minute silence to remember those killed in a terrorist attack at the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Police in Wyre observe a two-minute silence to remember those killed in a terrorist attack at the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Police officers on the Fylde coast yesterday paid tribute to the victims of a terrorist attack at the headquarters of a French satirical magazine in Paris.

Lancashire Police staff observed a two-minute silence at 10.30am, remembering the 12 people killed in a deadly shooting at the office of Charlie Hebdo

Among them were two French police officers, Ahmed Merabet, 42, and Franck Brinsolaro, 49.

Lancashire Police assistant chief constable Tim Jacques tweeted: “Officers and staff standing in unity with France, knowing terror and hate will not win.”

Sir Peter Fahy, vice president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, which requested forces across the country hold a two-minute silence, said: “All members of the British police forces are shocked at the savagery of this attack.

“In any democratic society it is the role of the police to protect basic human rights and our two French colleagues died protecting free speech.”