A statement from Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, Callum Faint:

“I speak on behalf of Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service when I say we are all deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.  

“As a mark of respect, during the period of Royal mourning, the Union and Service Flags on all Service buildings will be flown at half-mast.

“Our sincere sympathy goes out to all members of the Royal family.”

The Lord-Lieutenant’s virtual book of condolence is available to anyone who wishes to leave a message: leicestershire.gov.uk/book-of-condolence