Police officers join tribute to Paris Charlie Hebdo shooting victims

A moment of silence has been held by Herts Police as part of a national show of solidarity

A moment of silence has been held by Herts Police as part of a national show of solidarity - Credit: Photo supplied

Herts Police has joined colleagues across the UK to pay tribute to officers killed during yesterday’s attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Gunmen shot dead 12 people, most of whom were journalists, along with two police officers in the barbaric shooting on Wednesday.

A third officer - a policewoman - was killed south of Paris today, but it is not clear whether there is a link with yesterday’s massacre.

Officers in the county held a minute silence at 11am, at the memorial garden at police headquarters in Welwyn.

Chief Constable Andy Bliss said: “Herts Constabulary along with other forces across the country has staged a moment of silence today to remember those who have been killed as a result of the terrible events at Charlie Hebdo.


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“We have sent through a photo of our event to colleagues in Paris as part of a national show of solidarity.

“Our thoughts remain with the families and friends of those who died at this dreadful time.”

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