These were innocent victims enjoying a national celebration with their friends and families. We are working urgently to establish whether any British nationals were caught up in the attack. Our ambassador is traveling to Nice today with consular staff and they'll be doing all they can to help anyone affected.
I've asked my deputy national security advisor to chair a Cobra meeting of senior officials to review what we know and what we can do to help. And I will speak with President Hollande today. And make clear that the United Kingdom stand shoulder to shoulder with France today, as we have done so often in the past.
If, as we fear, this was a terrorist attack, then we must redouble our efforts to defeat these brutal murderers who want to destroy our way of life.