Leader of Birmingham City Council Cllr John Clancy has commented following last night’s tragedy at a Christmas market in the German city of Berlin.
Cllr Clancy said: “Birmingham is united with Berlin today and our thoughts and sympathies are with victims, their families and everyone affected by last night’s attack.
“We welcome a large number of our German friends to Birmingham at this time every year and today we stand with them and the people of Berlin.
“We’ve opened a book of condolence in the Library of Birmingham and the library will be lit up in the colours of the German flag this evening.
“And we’ve now also written to the Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller and the German Honorary Consul in Birmingham Mrs Kirin Kalsi expressing sympathy and solidarity from the people of Birmingham.”