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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.

Shooting victim remains in hospital

Alex Bury remains in hospital after the shootings in Dalyan, Turkey Credit: ITV

A man from North Yorkshire remains in hospital after being one of three members of the same family who was shot while on holiday in Turkey.

Alex Bury, 24, was shot along with his mother, Catherine, 56, and grandmother, Cecille, 87, in the same attack in the fishing village of Dalyan. The family had been celebrating Catherine's birthday at their villa when a gardener allegedly opened fire.

Catherine Bury, also known as Anne, died from her wounds while Alex and Cecille were taken to hospital.

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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.

Family targeted in Turkey shooting

by Frances Read

Three generations of the same family from North Yorkshire have been shot by a Turkish gunman while on holiday.

The Bury family, from Swainby near Northallerton, were celebrating a birthday at their villa in the fishing village of Dalyan when the gardener allegedly opened fire.

Catherine Bury, 56, has been killed while her mother, Cecille, 87, and son, Alex, 24, were both taken to hospital.

Turkish authorities investigating shootings

A statement issued by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism said:

"The death of British citizen Catherine Anne Bury, and the wounding by shooting of her son Alexander Gerard Bury and mother Cecilia Bury, in Turkey's south-western town of Dalyan yesterday is currently being investigated by the relevant authorities.

"The chief suspect has been arrested and is currently under custody, while a full investigation is under way.

"Cecilia Bury has been discharged from hospital while Alexander Gerard Bury is in a stable condition there."

– Statement from Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism

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Residents shocked by Turkey shooting

Shocked residents in the quiet fishing village of Dalyan, Turkey have expressed their horror at the savage shooting of three generations of a family from Northallerton.

They were quiet and respectable people. They kept themselves to themselves. They've been coming here for the last six years but we only knew them to say 'Hi' to.

– Ozman Tugcu

Ozman, who lives behind the Bury's villa said.

We didn't hear anything. The first thing we knew was when the jandarma arrived. I was horrified to see the elderly lady bought out of the house. It's a really dreadful thing to happen.

– Ozman Tugcu

Neighbour "horrified" after Turkey shooting

Residents in a quiet Turkish fishing village have expressed their horror at the shooting of three generations of the same family.

Catherine Bury, 56, from Swainby in North Yorkshire, was allegedly shot by her gardner in the village of Dalyan along with her mother and son. Ms Bury, also known as Anne, has died while her mother, Cecille, 87, and son, Alex, 24, have been taken to hospital.

One neighbour, Ozman Tugcu, who lives behind the Bury's villa, said:

"They were quiet and respectable people. They kept themselves to themselves. They've been coming here for the last six years but we only knew them to say 'Hi' to.

"We didn't hear anything. No shooting - nothing. The first thing we knew was when the Jandarma (Special Forces Unit) arrived. I was horrified to see the elderly lady bought out of the house. She was covered in blood. I was sure was dead and am astonished she survived. It's a really dreadful thing to happen."

– Ozman Tugcu, Neighbour of Catherine Bury in Turkey

Woman killed in Turkey shooting

Catherine Bury, 56, was shot along with two other members of her family Credit: North Yorkshire Police

A woman from North Yorkshire has been killed after three generations of the same family were shot in Turkey.

Catherine Bury, 56, also known as Anne, from Swainby had been celebrating her birthday with family at the the fishing village of Dalyan when a gardener allegedly opened fire with a pump-action shotgun.

Her 87-year-old mother, Cecille, and 24-year-old son, Alex, both remain in hospital after being shot.

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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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