Son 'pleaded with mum's killer'

The son of a woman shot dead in her home in Turkey said he pleaded with the gunman before he killed her and wounded him and his grandmother. The maintenance man has been arrested.

Relatives struggle to comprehend fatal Turkey shooting

The family of a woman who was shot dead at her Turkish holiday home have said they cannot "comprehend the mentality" of her killer.

Anne Bury was shot dead as she tried to escape her killer while her son and mother were also wounded in the attack.

Friends of the man believed to have killed Anne claimed today that the pair were in a relationship and that the alleged gunman considered her to be his wife.

ITV News' Europe Correspondent Emma Murphy reports from Turkey:

Read: Woman's son 'tried to talk gunman out of killing'

Man accused of Turkey shooting 'confessed to a friend'

A man claiming to be an old friend of the Turkish gardener accused of killing a British woman has told ITV News that his friend confessed to the shooting.

Ozay Akdogan told our Europe Correspondent Emma Murphy that the gardener Veli Acar came to his house saying: "I killed my wife and I shoot [sic] her son with a hunting gun".

Acar is not known to have been married to his victim, but claims they were in a six-year relationship.

Read: Turkey shooting accused claims relationship with victim

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Turkey shooting victim's son and mother 'recovering'

The family of Anne Bury, the woman shot dead while on holiday in Turkey, said they are "pleased to say" her mother and son "are recovering from their injuries" sustained during the shooting.

They said in a statement: "It appears that the person that Anne employed as a general gardener/handyman, to look after her holiday villas, has committed this terrible crime.

"We cannot comprehend the mentality of somebody who would do this to three lovely people who would never harm anybody.

"We are sure that you will understand that we would now like peace and privacy at this time so that we can get on with everything we need to do."

Turkey shooting victim's family 'are bewildered'

by Debi Edward - Scotland Correspondent

The brother-in-law of Anne Bury has said the family are bewildered and at a loss as to why someone would murder her and shoot at her son Alex and mother Cecilia.

Robert Williams from Guisborough told ITV News, ''We are left feeling somewhat numb as well as saddened by the whole affair.''

Mr Williams was keen to put to rest any speculation about a relationship Anne was having with her gardener - the man believed to be under arrest by police for her murder.

He said the 46-year-old was employed as a maintenance man to look after the gardens and the house while Anne was away.

Anne Bury only used the property a few times a year, her brother-in-law said.
Anne Bury only used the property a few times a year, her brother-in-law said. Credit: Albanpix

Anne only used the property a few times a year and for the rest of the time it was rented out, so she needed someone locally to look after it and make sure it was in a good state of repair - including tasks like fixing the air conditioning.

The 56-year-old bought the property in Turkey as a pension investment.

Turkey shooting accused claims relationship with victim

by - Europe Correspondent

A local gardener is said to have admitted in a court appearance that he was responsible for the death of Anne Bury, who was shot dead while on holiday in Turkey.

Veli Acar claimed that the couple had been in a relationship and he was spurred on by jealousy having seen Ms Bury with another man.

Local gardener Veli Acar has been taken into custody.
Local gardener Veli Acar has been taken into custody. Credit: Albanpix

It is important to stress at this point that this has not been commented on by anybody close to the family.

There is also a lesser sentence in Turkey if somebody is found to be responsible for a crime of passion.

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Woman's son 'tried to talk gunman out of killing'

by - Europe Correspondent

According to Anne Bury's son Alex, it was around 5am when he awoke to see a man holding a gun in his bedroom.

He tried to explain that there was a way to move forward without anybody being injured but at that point the man left the room and went in pursuit of his mother.

She is said to have run up flights of stairs and lock herself into a bathroom but shots were fired through that bathroom door and she was killed.

We're told the alleged killer flew into a jealous rage when he saw Mrs Bury with another man but it is important to remember that in Turkey offences viewed as crimes of passion are likely to be punished with shorter sentences and these are the words of a defendant due in court today.

Man held after British woman is shot dead in Turkey

A Turkish gardener said to have a grudge against a British family who own a villa there has been arrested after three members of the family were shot. One of them, the owner, Anne Bury, died.

From Turkey, our Europe Correspondent Emma Murphy reports:

The family had apparently reported the gardener to the police the day before, for making death threats, but they let him go.

The villa is in southern Turkey in the town of Dalyan. The family had just celebrated Mrs Bury's birthday around the pool when the attack took place.

Holiday shooting family described as 'lovely people'

Three members of the same family shot while on holiday in Turkey were lovely people who never got in trouble, their next door neighbours said.

They named the woman who was shot dead as Anne Bury, 56, from Swainby, a picturesque North Yorkshire village.

Her son Alex, who lived with her and is in his early 20s, was also shot, as was her mother Cecilia Bury, in her 80s, from Middlesbrough. Both are receiving treatment in hospital.

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