Nottinghamshire’s Chair of the Fire Authority, Councillor Michael Payne and Chief Fire Officer, Craig Parkin sent this message.
“On behalf of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, and the Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority, we want to express our incredible sadness at the tragic loss of life and injury that occurred in Nottingham yesterday morning.
“Our sincerest condolences go to the family and friends of Grace, Barnaby and Ian, who sadly lost their lives in this senseless attack. Our thoughts are also with those who were injured and are still in hospital. We wish them a speedy and full recovery.
“We would like to state our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all those who responded to the incident from the fire service, and all our emergency service partners, who selflessly and courageously acted to try and help others during the unfolding of this terrible incident.
“We understand that this tragic incident will have shaken people across our city and county. We want to reassure you that Nottingham is a safe place, and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will continue to support our colleagues at Nottinghamshire Police as their investigations continue. We offer our full and continued support to our local communities and partner organisations as our city and county come together to deal with the aftermath of this terrible day.”