Pupils from St Martha’s RC school take part in Holocaust Memorial Day. Picture: Tony Jones.

Holocaust Memorial Day was marked in West Norfolk when more than 150 people gathered at King’s Lynn Town Hall.

A multi-faith civic service included readings from the Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities.

Representatives from the police, Soroptimists and King’s Lynn Area Resettlement Support (Klars) also gave readings.

A choir of more than 30 children from St Martha’s RC school sang towards the end of the service,

Borough Mayor Colin Manning officially welcomed everyone and council leader Nick Daubney made a reading.

Mr Manning said it was important the community as a whole commemorated the date.

The theme for this year’s national Holocaust Memorial Day was Don’t Stand By with the nation’s ceremony taking place on Wednesday, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

A wreath presented by the mayor on behalf of the borough was laid at a memorial tree in the town’s Tower Gardens following the service.