Soham tragedy

Book of condolence in Civic Centre

The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Edith Macauley, has sent a letter of condolence to the families of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman on behalf of the people of Merton.

A book of condolence has also been set up in Merton Civic Centre, Morden for residents and visitors to leave messages. The book will be sent to the families.

Councillor Edith Macauley said: “The whole nation has been shocked by this terrible tragedy. I hope the book of condolence will help Merton residents to express their sympathy in some way and let the girls’ families and the people of Soham know that the borough is thinking of them during this tragedy.”

People who wish to sign the book of condolence but cannot visit the Civic Centre can alternatively leave messages on three websites.