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