APPEALS for tolerance in West Yorkshire's mixed communities have been made.
Peter Box, chairman of the Yorkshire and Humber Assembly, has called for tolerance from all the region's communities in the wake of four of the London bombers being identified as coming from West Yorkshire.
He said: "I'm sure everyone in the region, as well as the neighbourhoods involved in West Yorkshire, will share our shock at the news.
"Now is a time for us all to stand together and ensure our community relations remain strong," he said.
His comments were echoed by Colne Valley MP Kali Mountford who said: "What particularly impressed me though was that the constituents who contacted me said they hoped this would not be used by some to attack the Asian community.
"Everyone who has been in touch with me, no matter what their beliefs or colour of their skin, condemned the bombings.
"We are all united in our disgust for these people and our determination not to let them beat us."
Kirklees Council leader Clr Kath Pinnock said: "This tragedy is now very much in the hands of the police and its investigation. We will need to see what comes out of that work. But it is important not to leap to conclusions."