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Bodies of nine Tunisia victims arrive back in UK

The body of Lisa Graham arrives back at the Brize Norton RAF base in Oxfordshire

The bodies of nine of those killed in the Tunisia beach massacre have been returned to the UK.

An RAF C17 transport plane carrying the remains of Lisa and William Graham, Philip Heathcote, Trudy Jones, Ann and James McQuire, Janet and John Stocker, and David Thompson landed at the Brize Norton air base in Oxfordshire.

Relatives of the dead were present at the airbase to see their coffins removed from the plane.

The bodies returned home amid the news that the final British death toll in the attack on a resort in Sousse has been confirmed at 30.

The body of Philip Heathcote arrives back at the Brize Norton RAF base in Oxfordshire

The bodies of eight Britons killed in the attack were brought back to British soil yesterday. Further flights are expected tomorrow and Saturday.

All 30 of the British victims were holidaymakers with travel firm Thomson and First Choice.

A statement from the company said: "It is with great sadness that Thomson and First Choice can confirm the 30 British people positively identified by the FCO, UK police and Tunisian authorities as victims of the attack in Tunisia were our customers.

"The whole company would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of those involved in this tragic event."

Police confirm member of Luton family was stopped at airport the day before 'Syria exit'

The family. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police have revealed that they stopped a member of the family of 12 from Luton that are feared to have fled to Syria, just a day before they left the UK.

One of the party was stopped at Heathrow Airport and was the subject of an examination, but wasn't arrested.

As that was going on, a search was simultaneously carried out at the family's home address on Spencer Road in Luton.

Spencer Road in Luton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

However, officers say that didn't find anything that suggested the family were about to travel to Syria so they allowed them to travel the next day without intervening.

The party had initially travelled to Bangladesh from Heathrow via Istanbul on 10 April.

They flew back to Istanbul on 11 May and were due to fly back to Heathrow on 14 May.

However they failed to return and were reported missing by a relative in Luton on 17 May.

Police say they still can't be sure if the family did travel to Syria.


Southend United midfielder Timlin pens new deal

Michael Timlin. Credit: PA

Southend United midfielder Michael Timlin has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

The 30-year-old has played over 150 games for the Shrimpers since joining from Swindon Town.

Timlin helped Southend gain promotion to League One last season.

"I'm looking forward to next season with the exciting signings the gaffer wants to make to add to an already strong squad. I was fortunate to have the most interest I've ever had. The clubs interested in me got into double figures but I said to my agent to let me enjoy my break and to get things done when I returned.

I had a great two weeks off then I sat down with my agent.”

– Michael Timlin, Southend United
David Mooney in action for Leyton Orient. Credit: PA

Southend United have also sealed a deal to bring former Colchester United and Norwich City striker David Mooney to the club on a free transfer.

The Irishman has agreed a two-year contract at Roots Hall.

Police step up campaign to target people caught taking photos of crashes on their mobiles

PC James Thorn from Cambridgeshire Police. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are warning that they are cracking down on the growing trend for people to slow down near road accidents to film them on their phone.

It's part of a month long campaign in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire targeting people who use their phone behind the wheel.

Many drivers were prosecuted for taking photos of a crash on the A14 in May. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"As we know, mobile phones these days aren't just telephones - you can answer e-mails , social media, you can surf the internet.

The danger with mobile phones is that it distracts you from the task of driving."

– PC James Thorn, Cambridgeshire Police


Man reportedly spotted with gun near St Neots primary school

Marchioness Way in St Neots. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Cambridgeshire are searching for a man who was reportedly seen holding a gun near a primary school in St Neots this morning.

Officers were told that a man had been spotted carrying a suspected firearm in Marchioness Way, which is close to the Bushmead Primary School.

They've now found a gun, believed to be an air rifle.

However, they still haven't found the man they'd like to talk to in connection with the incident.

He's described as white, slim, in his 20s, with sandy-coloured hair, wearing a black hooded top with grey patches.

Officers have pointed out that the public aren't thought to be in any immediate danger.

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