Theresa May: Britain stands with Spain against evil of terrorism following Barcelona attack
Britain will stand with Spain "against the evil of terrorism", Theresa May has declared in the wake of yesterday's deadly attack in Barcelona.
The Prime Minister said she had been left "sickened" by the outrage, which saw 13 people killed and dozens injured when a van ploughed into crowds on Las Ramblas.
Five terrorist suspects were killed last night in the town of Cambrils as they attempted to carry out a second attack, Spanish police said.
In a statement, Mrs May referred to the terror attacks in Manchester and London earlier this year as she vowed Britain's support for Spain.
"I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona," the Prime Minister said. "The Foreign Office is working to establish if any British nationals were involved in this appalling incident and we are in close contact with the authorities in Spain, who have our full support.
"Following the attacks in Manchester and London, Spain stood alongside the British people. Tonight, Britain stands with Spain against the evil of terrorism."
For Labour, shadow Europe minister Khalid Mahmood said: "Our thoughts are with all those killed and injured in the cowardly attack on Las Ramblas in Barcelona.
"It bears all the hallmarks of similar atrocities we have seen in other cities, from Nice to London, attempting to divide our communities and change our way of life.
"But in that aim, it will never succeed: instead, it will strengthen our solidarity, stiffen our resolve, and leave the perpetrators of hatred and terror more isolated than ever."
Jeremy Corbyn and other political leaders took to Twitter to express their concerns.
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