Sutton’s Mayor has sent condolences to the borough’s twin town of Gagny, Paris, following Friday’s terrorist attacks.

Councillor Muhammad Sadiq condemned the attacks, which killed 129 people, in his letter to Gagny’s Mayor Michel Teulet calling them barbaric and sickening.

Sutton has been twinned with Gagny, a north-eastern suburb of Paris, since 1974.

Coun Sadiq said: "Cher Monsieur le Maire [Dear Mr Mayor], on behalf of the entire London Borough of Sutton, I am writing to you to express our sincere condolences with regards to the barbaric terrorist attacks in Paris.

"These sickening, violent and tragic attacks aim to divide, ignite and promote hatred.

"These extremists will never succeed.

"Our towns were twinned 40 years ago with the purpose of building a relationship, which has since grown and flourished, and to promote peace.

"Our solidarity has never been stronger and we stand shoulder to shoulder with you all.

"The thoughts and prayers of the whole community in the borough are with all of you; those who were brutally killed and injured, their families and friends, the brave who protect the lives of others by putting themselves at risk, and the entire French nation.

"We stand in harmony with the entire world and are Praying for Paris.

"Nous sommes solidaires avec vous [We are in solidarity with you]."