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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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Family: Tunisia victim Carly Lovett was a 'shining light'

Graduate Carly Lovett had recently got engaged to her childhood sweetheart. Credit: Family handout

The family of 24-year-old graduate Carly Lovett who was killed in the Tunisia shootings have paid tribute to their "shining light".

A statement issued by Lincolnshire Police on behalf of her family and fiance said: "Carly was and always will be our beautiful shining light; she was funny, clever, artistic and radiated love and happiness around her.

"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.

It also said the support they have received "has been overwhelming and has been a great comfort to us all".

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Minute's silence to be held for Tunisia victims

The Prime Minister has announced there will be a national minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Tunisia terror attack. There have been more tributes to the three people from the Calendar region killed when a man said to be inspired by ISIL sprayed machine gunfire at holidaymakers, killing at least 30 Britons in the resort of Sousse. Chris Kiddey reports.

ABTA: Check with tour operators before travelling

The Association of British Travel Agents says nowhere is 100 per cent safe from terrorism but careful checks and advice are offered to anyone planning to travel.

Sean Tipton spoke to Christine Talbot and said travellers should check with their tour operators about any future bookings as many have the option to amend their plans:

He said the Foreign Office has not issued a no travel warning in Tunisia following attacks there at the weekend which killed up to 30 Britons, but that there was clear warnings against travelling to countries like Syria.

Arrangements made by many tour operators to get holidaymakers home from Tunisia had been welcomed by many, he said, but he noted that some travellers chose to stay abroad to "show solidarity" with locals.

Commons holds minute's silence in memory of Tunisia victims

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May: Tunisian beach attack was 'despicable act of cruelty'

Home Secretary Theresa May has described last Friday's terror attack on a Tunisian beach as a "despicable act of cruelty".

Speaking in Tunisia after paying her respects to the victims of the shooting in Sousse she said: "How could a place of such beauty of relaxation and happiness be turned into such a scene of brutality and destruction?"

Referring to the terror attack as the result of a "perverted ideology" the Home Secretary said she had spoken with the Tunisian government and both countries were "very clear the terrorists will not win".

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May lays flowers at scene of Tunisian beach massacre

Home Secretary Theresa May has travelled to the scene of Friday's Tunisian beach massacre to lay flowers and pay her respects to those who lost their lives.

May flew to the resort of Sousse with Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood and is expected to meet with members of the Tunisian Government to discuss how the UK "can work with them on intelligence and security matters and build their capacity to deal with terrorism".

Theresa May pays her respects on the Tunisian beach where a gunman opened fire on Friday Credit: ITV
Theresa May lays flowers on the beach where victims of the massacre fell Credit: ITV
Police and special forces stood guard while Theresa May paid a visit to lay flowers on the beach Credit: ITV

The Home Secretary and her accompanying party were flanked by special forces as they stood on the beach and paid their respects to those who lost their lives when gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on the beach.

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Ministers to discuss security with Tunisian government

The Home Office has said that Theresa May and Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood will work with the Tunisian government to "build their capacity to deal with terrorism".

May is also due to pay her respects to the hotel where some 30 Britons are thought to have died after Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on a holiday resort in Sousse.

Home Secretary Theresa May and Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood are on their way to Tunisia now not only to pay their respects at the hotel where these tragic events took place, but to assess what more we can do – both on the ground in Sousse to help those directly affected, and more widely, discussing with the Tunisian Government how we can work with them on intelligence and security matters and build their capacity to deal with terrorism. Both Ministers will also meet UK police and forensic investigators, as well as consular staff and HM Ambassador.

– Home Office spokesperson
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