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Tributes for Tunisia victim John Stollery

As those injured in the Tunisian massacre continue to arrive home, another victim of the horror has been named as a retired social worker from North Nottinghamshire.

John Stollery had worked for his county council - and was dedicated to helping children in care. He is the 4th victim to be named from our region - at least 30 Britons were killed in terror attack in the resort of Sousse last Friday. All those who lost their lives in the terror attack are expected to be repatriated by tomorrow. Helen Steel reports.


Tributes paid to Gainsborough woman killed in terror attack by former school

Further tributes have been paid to a woman from Gainsborough who died in the Tunisian terror attacks.

Carly Lovett Credit: Twitter

24-year-old Carly Lovett was with her fiance in Sousse when the gunman opened fire on the beach.

Neil Allan The Deputy Headteacher of her former school Queen Elizabeth's High said the school were devastated after losing such a fondly remembered pupil:

Ian Knowles from West Lindsey District Council also paid tribute:

CCTV released of men wanted in connection with Leeds arson attacks

Detectives investigating a suspected arson that destroyed a new block of flats being built in Morley have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police
Credit: West Yorkshire Police

This was a very serious fire that completely destroyed the building and caused damage to neighbouring properties. We suspect the fire was started deliberately and we are still carrying out extensive enquiries to trace the person responsible. Checks on CCTV in the area have shown this male on a bicycle in the vicinity around the time of the incident. Although his face is not clear on the images, his clothing and the bike itself are fairly distinctive and we would like to hear from anyone who thinks they know who it is.

– Detective Constable Fred Winster, of Leeds District CID

Council pay tribute to John Stollery

Nottinghamshire council have paid tribute to John Stollery, who is the latest victim of the Tunisian terror attacks to be named.

John Stollery Credit: Nottinghamshire Council

We are all immensely saddened by the tragic death of John Stollery, who was a much loved and respected member of staff. As a dedicated social worker, he had a passion to help others that was apparent to everyone that he met. Our thoughts are with John’s family and all those affected by this terrible tragedy, including others from Notts. John will be missed greatly.

– Anthony May, chief executive of Notts County Council


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

Full statement by the family of Carly Lovett

Below is the full statement from the family of 24-year-old Carly Lovett from Gainsborough, killed in the terror attack in Tunisia.

Carly’s parents, Joanne and Kev, fiancé Liam, sister Jordan, brother Daniel, stepfather John, stepmother Tracey, and step brothers Simon and Max, would like to thank everyone for their kind words of support at this very difficult time.

Carly was and always will be our beautiful shining light; she was funny, clever, artistic and radiated love and happiness around her.

Carly recently got engaged to Liam, her childhood sweetheart of 10 years. Both were excited and looking forward to a bright future together filled with love and happiness. This has now been cruelly taken away.

To move forward through this we will try to do what we believe Carly would want and that is to love, cherish and support each other.

The support received from family, friends and people we don’t know has been overwhelming and has been a great comfort to us all.

Carly, may you soar with the angels and we pray with all our hearts that this evil, and such disregard for human life, will end so no other family will feel the pain that we do today and always will.

– Family of Carly Lovett
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