Home Secretary Priti Patel has paid her respects to the victims of the mass shooting in Plymouth by placing a floral tribute near to the scene.
She laid a large bouquet of cream flowers among other tributes at North Down Crescent Park, Keyham, where a vigil was held on Friday evening.
Ms Patel was joined by the chief constable of Devon and Cornwall Police Shaun Sawyer, who also laid a large bouquet of white flowers.
The Home Secretary, joined by local Labour MP Luke Pollard, then spoke with members of the local neighbourhood watch team at the park on Saturday, telling them the mass shooting was “tragic beyond words”.
She said: “It’s tragic beyond words, really, really tragic, for a range of reasons, and obviously for those involved.
“I’m sure everyone will have known each other and this really will have touched so many people’s lives.
“But quite an important moment as well where people are coming together from across the community to support one another.”
Earlier the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation said the Government is likely to consider treating so-called “incels” as terrorists it there are more attacks like the Plymouth shootings.
PlymouthLive has launched a huge fundraising appeal to support the families and communities affected after five people were shot dead in the city on Thursday evening.
The appeal, which raised £10,000 in its first 12 hours, will fund child bereavement charity Jeremiah’s Journey to support the families and surrounding community in Keyham, where the gunman opened fire.
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Gunman Jake Davison’s social media usage suggested a strong interest in the misogynistic “involuntary celibate” culture of men who are unable to form sexual relationships with women.
Jonathan Hall QC told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: “The question is really whether or not the authorities want to treat the incel phenomenon as a terrorist risk. That would involve diverting resources or putting resources into it.
“If we see more of these sorts of attacks, then I have got no doubt that it will be treated more seriously as terrorism.
“It fits rather uneasily into the way the authorities understand ideologies. It seems part of right-wing terrorism but it is not really. In fact, it is quite separate from it. It is a different sort of ideology.
“The question is really one of choice. Do we want to start treating incels as potential terrorists?”