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Tunisia attack: British death toll confirmed as 30

All 30 Britons killed in the Tunisian beach attack have been identified, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

It came as the bodies of more victims were flown back to Britain, nearly a week after Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire in the resort of Sousse.

Tunisian authorities have arrested a number of people suspected of having links to the massacre.

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Bodies of nine Tunisia victims arrive back in UK

The body of Lisa Graham arrives back at the Brize Norton RAF base in Oxfordshire

The bodies of nine of those killed in the Tunisia beach massacre have been returned to the UK.

An RAF C17 transport plane carrying the remains of Lisa and William Graham, Philip Heathcote, Trudy Jones, Ann and James McQuire, Janet and John Stocker, and David Thompson landed at the Brize Norton air base in Oxfordshire.

Relatives of the dead were present at the airbase to see their coffins removed from the plane.

The bodies returned home amid the news that the final British death toll in the attack on a resort in Sousse has been confirmed at 30.

The body of Philip Heathcote arrives back at the Brize Norton RAF base in Oxfordshire

The bodies of eight Britons killed in the attack were brought back to British soil yesterday. Further flights are expected tomorrow and Saturday.

All 30 of the British victims were holidaymakers with travel firm Thomson and First Choice.

A statement from the company said: "It is with great sadness that Thomson and First Choice can confirm the 30 British people positively identified by the FCO, UK police and Tunisian authorities as victims of the attack in Tunisia were our customers.

"The whole company would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of those involved in this tragic event."

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