A council will remember the victims of a massacre in the Bosnian war today.

Redbridge Council is holding a memorial event from 10am until 12 noon to pay their respects to the victims and those affected by a genocide.

In July 1995, almost 8,000 Bosniak Muslims were killed in and around the town of Srebrenica by members of the Bosnian Serb Army and members of the paramilitary.

Victims were mainly men and boys in the “ethnic cleansing,” but Bosniak women, children and the elderly were also forcibly transfered and abused during the massacre.

The council’s event today will include the signing of a hate crime pledge by local MPs, councillors and the council itself.

A flag will be raised and there will also be a minute’s silence at Redbridge town hall.