ARFON MP Hywel Williams has expressed his solidarity with Muslims in his constituency following the terror attacks on a mosque in New Zealand.

Mr Williams visited the Bangor Islamic Centre, along with Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price, and took part in Friday prayers.

The visit of support followed last week's attack on a mosque in Christchurch.

The politicians were also accompanied by Arfon AM Siân Gwenllian and leader of Gwynedd Council Cllr Dyfrig Siencyn.

Mr Williams said: "I was shocked and saddened to learn of the devastating attack on the Muslim community in New Zealand in a place of worship, which should have been a sanctuary from hate and intolerance.

"I want the local Muslim community in my Arfon constituency to know that Plaid Cymru stands shoulder to shoulder with them and utterly condemn those seeking to sow division in our society.’

"Here in Arfon, we are a proud and tolerant people who stand by each other in times of need, and so I say with absolute certainty that we fully support our brothers and sisters in the Muslim community.

"It was a pleasure to attend Friday prayers at the Mosque in Bangor. I always enjoy visiting, and am always made to feel welcome.

"No matter what our beliefs, colour or nationality, the culture of respect is one we should have for everybody and it’s important that we as a community come together to show solidarity."