Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway has revealed she is desperately trying to get in contact with her relatives in New Zealand, after the horrifying terror attacks this morning.
The ITV presenter covered the terrifying shootings in Christchurch – where two gunmen stormed into two mosques at 1:40pm local time and opened fire – alongside co-host Charlotte Hawkins.
Kate, 51, then went on to reveal that she has had no response from her family members based in New Zealand and was still attempting to get hold of them.
Speaking to viewers, she said: ‘It’s utterly cowardly but it points to a horrific bravado that they would do that and I think it is just disgusting. Everyone is shocked and the people of Christchurch are.
‘I’m sure many of you at home will have relatives in New Zealand and it will be very alarming for you. Friends there.
‘I’ve got relatives and friends in Auckland and Christchurch myself that I’m trying to get in touch with.
‘So we will definitely make sure that we keep you posted on everything that is happening there.’
This comes after two shooters executed Muslim worshippers in Christchurch during Friday prayers, even live-streaming the sickening video on Facebook for 17-minutes.
One of the gunmen stormed the Al Noor Mosque and opened fire on hundreds of worshippers, killing 41.
About the same time, there was a second shooting at Masjid mosque in Linwood which took the lives of seven, with another victim dying in hospital.
Reports claim that a further 48 people were taken to Christchurch hospital following the attack, with 20 of them believed to be in a critical condition.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush has confirmed that four people have been arrested, and one ‘man in his late 20s’ has been charged with murder and will appear in court on Monday.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has described the terrifying shooting as ‘one of New Zealand’s darkest days.’