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'Gunman's phone' led police to suspected accomplices

The seven suspected accomplices in Friday's terror attack in Tunisia may have been detained as a result of information found on the gunman's mobile phone, which he threw into the sea in Sousse.

Police have launched a major manhunt for two other men they believe are linked to the massacre.

ITV News correspondent Neil Connery reports from Sousse:


Today is the hottest day of the year - until tomorrow

Lifeguards keep watch on Brighton beach Credit: REUTERS/Luke Macgregor

With temperatures reaching 28.1C at Kew Gardens today, it is officially the hottest day of the year so far.

However, with a forecast well into the thirties for much of Britain tomorrow, that record looks set to be broken. Most forecasts are predicting temperatures as high as a blistering 35C, just a few degrees shy of the all-time record, 38.5°C, recorded in Kent town Faversham, in August 2003.

Last Friday was the previous hottest in 2015, when it reached 27.8C in Gravesend in Kent.

P&O boss attacks French and UK Governments over Calais

The P&O Ferries boss has launched a withering attack on the French and British government as well as Eurotunnel. P&O Ferries chief executive Helen Deeble blamed Eurotunnel for putting passengers in the middle of an industrial relations battle by not securing the jobs of workers involved.

Let me be clear: the buck stops with the French Government. They have shown that they can move swiftly to stop any disruption at the tunnel. But they have effectively abandoned any attempt to maintain security at the port of Calais, which makes a nonsense of European co-operation.

And when is the British Government going to stand up to ensure that we can all get to mainland Europe safely and securely? Every day that the disruption lasts costs UK Plc millions of pounds.

– P&O Ferries boss Helen Deeble

Eurotunnel: 'Calais in chaos - migrants are everywhere'

A blockade by striking ferry workers in Calais has left "the local environment is in chaos ... there is gridlock", according to a Eurotunnel spokesman.

He said that in recent days the pattern of migrant activity has spread from attacking trucks on motorways to trying to access the terminal.

He said: "There are migrants everywhere which means we have to control the trucks before they get to the site."

A striking worker walks past a pile of tires put on the Eurotunnel train tracks before being set on fire. Credit: PA
Eurotunnel: 'Calais in chaos - migrants are everywhere' . Credit: PA


Eurotunnel 'deplores' blockade protest by union

Lorries parked on the M20 near Charing in Kent. Credit: PA

Eurotunnel has said it "deplores" the protest which saw tires burned on tracks in a blockage that meant services through the Channel Tunnel had to be suspended.

Services through the Channel Tunnel are currently suspended until further notice due to action by the Maritime Nord union who are also blockading the port of Calais.

Eurotunnel deplores the actions of this union which have severely disrupted cross channel traffic over the past week. Eurotunnel calls on the governments of both Britain and France to bring an end to this industrial action and to restore order in the Calais region."

It is understood that this happened at 12.45am when protesters broke in to the Eurotunnel site and blocked the track with burning tires.

– Eurotunnel spokesman

Protesters set fire to tyres in Channel Tunnel

The Channel Tunnel has been shut again because of protesting MyFerryLink workers, Eurotunnel and French traffic supervision body Bison Fute said.

Angry workers have blocked the entrance to the tunnel, setting fire to tyres, a witness told Reuters.

Eurotunnel have blockaded Calais for a second day after a court rejected their bid to extend a charter contract with Eurotunnel. The MyFerryLink workers say the court decision jeopardises hundreds of jobs at their company.

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