More than 100 people attended a service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in King’s Lynn.

A civic service was held at the historic town hall on Sunday following a muffled peal by the bell-ringers at the Minster.

Borough Mayor Barry Ayres and West Norfolk Council leader Nick Daubney, gave readings at the service led by Canon Christopher Ivory.

Members of the Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities gave readings while pupils at St Martha’s school provided music.

Representatives of a number of organisations, including the Soroptimists, police and King’s Lynn Area Resttlement (KLARs) also gave readings.

The mayor welcomed everyone to the event and spoke of the importance of unity and tolerance within the community.

The traditional Jewish mourners’ prayer, Kaddish, was read in both its original Aramaic and in English.

Candles of remembrance were lit and a wreath presented by the mayor, on behalf of the borough, to the Jewish community.

The wreath was laid at a tree in Tower Gardens which was planted for the first official Holocaust Memorial Day in 2001.

January 27 this year marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.