A CANDLE-LIT vigil has been held in Haverfordwest this evening to remember those affected by the weekend's terrorist attacks in Paris and other terrorist atrocities.

Pembrokeshire County Council chairman, Councillor Wynne Evans, Haverfordwest Mayor Councillor Sue Murray and town councillors, and Pembroke Dock Mayor Peter Kraus were among those paying their respects at the War Memorial in Haverfordwest at 5.30pm.

Also attending were representatives of the local Muslim community from Haverfordwest Mosque including Imam Mohammed Wahid.

Prayers were led by the Haverfordwest Mayor's chaplain, Rev Father Nicholas Cale.

The Mayor and Cllr Evans both spoke to those gathered and candles and flowers were laid to remember those who have died and those affected.

Cllr Evans said both he and the mayor had received emails questioning why they had chosen to hold the vigil after the Paris attack.

"This is for all the atrocities and terrorist activities across the world," he said. "We will remember them all."

Councillor Evans has written to the French Ambassador to the UK to express the sympathy of the Pembrokeshire people in the wake of the atrocities.

“Freedom-loving people everywhere will be shocked by this outrage” said Councillor Evans said.

As a mark of respect, flags have been flown at half-mast outside County Hall in Haverfordwest and county council staff observed the Europe-wide one minute silence on Monday morning.