MUSLIMS from a Worcester mosque have thanked the people of the city for 'true friendship' and 'love' in the wake of a far right terrorist attack in New Zealand.

Flowers and cards were left at the Central Mosque in Tallow Hill following a terrorist massacre at two mosques in Christchurch.

The gunman armed with an assortment of weapons gunned down Muslims on Friday, a massacre which has so far claimed 50 lives and injured 50 more, some still fighting for their lives in intensive care.

The letter, shared by the mosque on Twitter, reads: "We want you to know that we stand with you at this most painful time. Perhaps we have left it too long to say we love our Muslim neighbours in the city of Worcester and want to offer our support however we can.

"Though we are not Muslim by religion we surely share the wish to be obedient to God in peace and love. Bless you, our Muslim friends."

Mohammed Iqbal of the Worcester Muslim Welfare Association at the Central Mosque in Tallow Hill said the card and flowers were left yesterday (Saturday). Since then they have had few more people local people leave flowers and offer support and best wishes for the community.

He said: "On behalf of the Worcester Muslim Welfare Association we would like to thank the people of Worcester for the kind and loving support they have always shown, we have always been welcomed like a family, this young Muslim community is now part of this diverse fabric of Worcester.

"We will continue to work alongside our brothers and sisters of faith and non-faith to fight prejudice, hate and Islamophobia. This world is not a monopoly for one race, colour and religion, this world belongs to all and we must all strive to work alongside each other to make our home a better place for our children.

"This event in New Zealand was tragic and heartless murder of the innocent men, women and children.

"What was more shocking and disturbing was the timing of this callous calculated murders too place, the day of Friday.

"Friday is a special day when Muslims come together in mosques; they pray for peace in the world, pray for people to be free from injustice, oppression, poverty, hunger and illness.

"This message is universal to all humanity, faith or non-faith and a common message between all faiths. As a community we are all shocked and saddened that how can such hate consume this individual to become a senseless and emotionless murderer? We will continue to work with organisation, politicians to fight hate and phobias."

Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, has already appeared in court on a single murder charge.

Further charges are expected to be made against him.