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Norwich tourist who escaped Tunisian massacre launches appeal for holiday industry

A Norwich man who was on holiday in Tunisia when a gunman ran amok killing 38 people has launched an appeal to help the tourist industry there.

Nathan Priestley has started an appeal to help the Tunisian tourism industry. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Among those who died was Philip Heathcote from Felixstowe in Suffolk and Stuart Cullen, who lived in Lowestoft. With tour operators taking holidaymakers there from all over the region, hundreds from the east flew back in the days that followed.

Nathan Priestley was one of those but he initially gave up his flight to allow others to come home first. The extra time he spent there gave him an insight into just how tough it was going to be for the Tunisian Hotel workers who rely on the tourism trade.

Click below to watch an interview with Nathan Priestley in the ITV News Anglia studio

'DNA evidence could be re-tested' says expert in Thailand murder trial

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller Credit: ITV News Anglia

The trial of two men accused of the murder of two British backpackers in Thailand has heard that DNA evidence can be re-tested.

The bodies of Hannah Witheridge who was 23 and from Hemsby in Norfolk and David Miller from Jersey were found in September last year.

The defence team for the Burmese Migrants Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, who are on trial for the murders say the only thing linking them to the crime is the DNA evidence.

Thai police claimed that the samples had been exhausted and couldn't be re-tested.

But a forensic expert said in court that duplicates of some of the evidence had been made - meaning there is enough to re-test.

The two men deny the charges.

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