Councillor Michael Jones, Leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “All our hearts go out to the families and friends who have lost loved ones in these despicable and cowardly attacks on innocent civilians in Paris. Indeed they go out to the whole French nation.
“With compassion, but resolve; with condolences but determination, I say this to the people of France: your pain is our pain. Your resolve is our resolve and your fight for tolerance, freedom and the rule of law is also our fight – and that of every civilised nation.
“We stand together with you in your hour of need. Together we will prevail over hatred and intolerance and defeat the terrorists.”