WOOLWICH TERROR ATTACK: MP Kevin Barron gives his reaction to brutal killing of British soldier

Public meeting called by MP Kevin Barron over the future of Dinnington miners welfare club (w110613-6d)
Public meeting called by MP Kevin Barron over the future of Dinnington miners welfare club (w110613-6d)

Rother Valley MP Kevin Barron has reacted to yesterday’s ‘shocking’ events in Woolwich, London.

The MP, who is currently on holiday abroad, said there could be no reason for such an ‘inhuman’ act to take place.

A man, believed to be a member of the armed forces, was killed in a suspected terrorist attack in south-east London.

Eyewitnesses say the victim, wearing a Help For Heroes t-shirt, was hacked to death by two men who were later were shot and wounded by police.

Two men spent the night under arrest in hospital as counter-terrorism police investigate the killing.

Mr Barron said: “This action is shocking, there can be no reason for such an inhuman act to take place.”

“The perpetrators of this must not be allowed to divide our communities.”

The Labour MP said he had been in contact with South Yorkshire Police who were asking that everyone stays calm in the aftermath of the attack.