VIDEO: Northamptonshire Police pays tribute to victims of Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris

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Officers and staff at Northamptonshire Police have paid tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in the French capital.

Eight journalists at the satirical magazine were killed in Paris yesterday (Wednesday, January 7).

Officers and staff at Northamptonshire Police pay tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris

Officers and staff at Northamptonshire Police pay tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris

Two police officers were also among the 12 shot dead, and Northamptonshire Police held a two-minute silence at their Wootton Hall headquarters this morning (Thursday) out of respect for their colleagues in France and the other 10 people who died.

The tribute, which saw the force’s flag lowered to half mast, was led by Chief Constable Adrian Lee.

Images of the tribute, which was emulated by all of the other 42 police forces in England and Wales, will be sent to police in France to show the county force’s support.

Police, politicians, newspapers and ordinary people across the world have also shown their solidarity with the victims.

Officers and staff at Northamptonshire Police pay tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris

Officers and staff at Northamptonshire Police pay tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris

Many have used the Twitter hashtag #JeSuisCharlie as a way of showing the terrorist attack ultimately would not be successful in its apparent aims of silencing freedom of speech.