Baptism of fire for Boris Johnson in his second full day as Foreign Secretary as he says the 'whole of Europe must meet this threat together' after attacks kill 84 in Nice

Mail Online | 7/15/2016 | Matt Dathan, Political Correspondent For Mailonline
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At least one Briton has been injured in the horrific attacks in Nice last night, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said this morning.

Facing a baptism of fire in only his second full day in his new job, he said Britain stands side-by-side with France and said Europe must tackle the threat of terrorism together.

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A terrorist gunman killed 84 people and seriously injured more than 100 more after he used a 25-tonne lorry to go on a mile-long killing spree by ploughing through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice last night.

A 'small number' of British nationals have been injured in the attack, Downing Street said and Mr Johnson is meeting ministers and officials as part of Britain's response to the deadly attack.

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The new Foreign Secretary was attending a reception to celebrate Bastille Day at the French ambassador's residence just a few hours before the attacks and sang La Marseillaise.

Theresa May, the new Prime Minister, said Britain stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with France today after the 'horrifying' events in Nice last night saw several children among the victims.

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She said the 'full picture is still emerging' and officials are working 'urgently' to establish the full extent of British nationals caught up in the attack.

The Prime Minister, who has vast experience of responding to terror threats having served as Home Secretary for the last six years, said the security threat in the UK remains at 'severe' - meaning a terror attack is highly likely.

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Her deputy national security advisor chaired a meeting of senior officials in the Government's emergency Cobra committee today, which lasted around 45 minutes.

The deadly attack on the promenade in Nice late last night was carried out by a 31-year-old French Tunisian named by local newspaper Nice Matin as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.

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