The Mayor of Allerdale has paid tribute to the more than 8,000 victims of the Srebrenica massacre, 25 years ago this week.

Mayor of Allerdale Hilary Harrington paid a touching tribute to the more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims who were murdered in an 11-day genocidal campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which began 25 years ago this Saturday.

Allerdale's mayor said in tribute to the victims: "This week will mark 25 years since genocide in Srebrenica where over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim people were murdered because of hate.

"We remember the innocent lives taken, and join in remembering Srebrenica in commemorating these atrocities so the never again becomes never again.

"We must unite against hatred and learn the lessons of the Bosnian genocide."