The community has mourned the terrorist attack in New Zealand which killed 50Muslims while at prayer in a mosque.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor joined Watford Chief Inspector Matt Phillips and the Watford inter-faith community for a vigil in the Peace Garden in Cassiobury Park.

The event brought together faith leaders from across the town, including Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs and people of no religion.

Watford Observer:

The vigil was attended by over 100 people and involved each speaker and community lighting a candle.

Mr Taylor said: ‘‘It was important that people from across our town, of all faiths and none, came together to reflect and remember the tragic events that took place in New Zealand.

“No one should ever feel unsafe in a place of worship.

“I’m proud to be a Mayor of such a tolerant and diverse town. We are stronger when we stand together.”

Watford Observer:

Watford Chief Inspector Matt Phillips said: “I was reminded that we have an incredibly rich cultural and religious fabric in Watford.

"In the wake of the New Zealand attack, officers have made contact with and visited mosques to offer support to the Muslim community.

"As a representative of Hertfordshire Constabulary, I would like to reassure them, and the community as a whole, that we are committed to keeping you safe.”