Zoe Byrne, Services Director at the independent charity Victim Support said:

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the serious incident in Plymouth yesterday. Victim Support provides specialist services to those bereaved by homicide and impacted by crime, and the Devon and Cornwall Victim Care Network is providing support to those who have been affected.

“We urge anyone who needs support to contact our free 24/7 Supportline on 0808 16 89 111 or via live chat on our website victimsupport.org.uk. Support is available to anyone, for as long as you need it.”

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Victim Support is an independent charity that provides specialist practical help and emotional support to victims of all crime and major incidents across England and Wales.

Anyone seeking help can contact our free 24/7 Supportline number on 0808 16 89 111 or get in touch via the website www.victimsupport.org.uk. A range of tools to help people to cope and move forwards after crime can be found at www.mysupportspace.org.uk/moj.

For more information please contact the Victim Support press office on 020 7268 0202 or Press@victimsupport.org.uk.