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Newark social worker latest victim of Tunisia terror attacks

A 58-year-old social worker from North Nottinghamshire is the latest victim of the Tunisian terrorist attacks to be named.

Nottinghamshire County Council Credit: John Stollery

John Stollery from Newark worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for the past 33 years and for the last 16 years was dedicated to working with children in care.

He was on holiday with his wife Cheryl and their son.

His wife Cheryl paid an emotional tribute to him. She said:

The family has asked that their privacy is respected at this time and that they are given time to come to terms with their loss.

John was special, he made a difference and gave his best to others. We, his family, are proud of him and deeply saddened that he was taken from us in such a horrific and tragic way. We still had a long life to life with plans and dreams for our future together.” We love and miss him terribly and nothing will ever be the same again. He was a super husband and my best friend and a devoted dad to our son.” He will remain in our hearts and in our memory forever.” Our thoughts are with others who have gone through this mindless act of terrorism. We believe we all need to learn from what has happened and how it devastates individual and family life, so as to prevent it from happening to others. We’d like to thank Thomson Holidays, the Foreign Office and the staff at the Imperial Marhaba for their support and kindness following John’s death. Special thanks also to Nottinghamshire Police and our close friends.

– John Stollery's wife Cheryl


Council to hold minutes silence for Tunisia beach massacre victim

A minute silence will take place at the next full council meeting in Gainsborough to pay respects to the victims of the Tunisia attack.

Carly Lovett Credit: Twitter

Carly Lovett from Gainsborough was one of the first of the 38 victims to be named following Friday’s attack.

In addition to the national minute silence taking place this Friday at 12pm, West Lindsey District Council will also hold a minute silence at its next full council.

I would like to offer our condolences to Carly Lovett’s family and friends and to all those who lost loved ones. “I was deeply saddened to hear an armed gunman opened fire on a popular tourist beach in the city of Sousse, taking so many lives. As leader of West Lindsey District Council I would like to offer our sincerest condolences to all the families and friends of those who were killed or injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

– Leader of the council, Cllr Jeff Summers

Man from Shipley goes missing

Police are appealing for information to trace missing 63-year-old Timothy Whitfield from Shipley.

63-year-old Timothy Whitfield from Shipley Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Mr Whitfield was last seen at his home address on Nabwood Crescent yesterday afternoon.

He is described as white, 5"10" tall of medium build with white hair, white beard, and possibly wearing glasses.

He is thought to be wearing khaki trousers, a maroon shirt and sandy coloured jumper.

We are concerned for Tim's safety as he has Dementia and can become confused. He has been known to walk towards Leeds Bradford Airport and along the Leeds Liverpool canal, although could be anywhere in the area. I would urge Tim, or anyone who has seen or heard from him, or knows where he is currently to get in touch.

– Detective Inspector Ryan Bragg of Bradford District CID

Anyone who may have seen or heard from Timothy, or who knows where he is should contact West Yorkshire Police.


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