A minute’s silence was held at a council meeting last night following the suspected terror incident in London earlier in the day.
Arun District Council was meeting to discuss its local plan at the Civic Centre in Maltravers Road, Littlehampton.
Before the meeting began, chairman of Arun District Council Stephen Haynes said: “It is with immense sadness that I must mention the dreadful incident that has taken place in London this afternoon.
“As a democratic body I feel it is fitting this evening to hold a minute’s silence as a mark of respect.”
Five people were killed in yesterday’s incident in Westminster, when a car struck pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and a policeman was stabbed. Another 40 more were injured. It is said the suspected attacker is among those dead.