Kevin Hurley, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey said:
“My deepest sympathies go to the family of Drummer Lee Rigby, his colleagues, friends and the whole community in Woolwich.
“If there is anything we can take comfort from at this tragic time, it is in the way the nation has rallied around Drummer Rigby’s family and the military community. The public are united in their grief and disgust at this appalling crime, in their support for our armed services and in their support for our police.”
Shiraz Mirza, Surrey’s Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner for Equality, added:
“I extend my condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Drummer Rigby following this horrifying incident.
“This savage attack is a crime that has no basis in Islam. In the aftermath of the killing, we have heard messages of condemnation from across the political and religious spectrum. It is clear that the community rejects violent extremism.
“As human beings and members of the community we must continue to work together to promote respect and tolerance for others and bring an end to this kind of senseless hatred and violence.”