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PM statement on Norway

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Prime Minister David Cameron has issued a statement on the events in Norway.

The PM said his thoughts were with the wounded and those who had lost friends and family and offered the Prime Minister of Norway Britain’s help and assistance.

Mr Cameron said:

I was outraged to hear about the explosion in Oslo and attack in Utoya today that have killed and injured innocent people.

My thoughts are with the wounded and those who have lost friends and family, and I know everyone in Britain will feel the same. 

These attacks are a stark reminder of the threat we all face from terrorism. 

I have called Prime Minister Stoltenberg this evening to express my sincere condolences and to let him know that our thoughts are with the Norwegian people at this tragic time. I have offered Britain’s help, including through our close intelligence cooperation. We will work with Norway to hunt the murderers who did this and prevent any more innocent deaths. 

We can overcome this evil, and we will.