Funeral held of Welsh grandmother killed in Tunisia attack

The funeral of a Blackwood woman who was one of the victims of the Tunisian beach massacre has taken place in her home town.

Trudy Jones, 51, was on holiday with her friends on the resort of Sousse when a gunman opened fire, claiming the lives of 38 people.

She was described by residents at the care home where she worked as an 'absolute angel.'

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Funeral for Blackwood woman killed in Tunisia attack

A funeral will be held later for Trudy Jones after she was killed in the Tunisian beach massacre.

Trudy Jones was on holiday when a gunman opened fire at the popular beach resort. Credit: Gwent Police

The 51-year-old grandmother from Blackwood was gunned down in the Tunisian beach massacre that claimed the lives of 30 Britons.

A national minute's silence was held last week to remember the victims of the attack at the beach resort.

An inquest heard that Trudy Jones died from 'a single gunshot wound to her neck and chest.'

Her family have described her as their 'rock' and say that she was 'always willing to help others.'


Tunisia hero leaves hospital just 12 days after being shot three times

Matthew James was shot three times protecting his fiance Saera Wilson Credit: Saera Wilson

A hero who acted as a human shield for his fiancée in the Tunisia terror attack left hospital today - just 12 days after being shot three times.

Mathew James, 30, threw his body over fiancee Saera Wilson, 26, as he was shot by the IS terrorist gunman.

Engineer Mathew pushed Saera away and told her: "I love you babe. But just go - tell our children that their daddy loves them."

The father-of-two was saved by Tunisian surgeons who brought him back from the dead after his heart stopped on the operating table.

Matthew and Saera enjoying their holiday before the terror attack. Credit: Saera Wilson

He was flown back to Britain by a specialist air ambulance team two days later to recover in the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff where he was discharged today.

After the attack Saera said: "He took a bullet for me. I owe him my life because he threw himself in front of me when the shooting started."

Prime Minister David Cameron said he had been "moved" by his brave and "courageous" actions.

Matthew has left hospital just 12 days after being shot three times Credit: Saera Wilson

Gas engineer Mathew and Saera from Pontypridd, South Wales, thanked the British public for all the support and kind messages they have received since returning to the country.

In a joint message they said: "We would like to thank all the medical staff at the hospital for the treatment and care I am receiving."

People across Wales stand still to remember Tunisia victims

Wales stopped today to remember the victims of the Tunisian terror attack.

A minute's silence was held in communities across the country, and nowhere was it more felt that in Blackwood, home of Trudy Jones.

The Welsh grandmother was killed in the beach attack. Alexandra Lodge reports.

Wales rugby squad hold minute's silence in Switzerland

The Wales rugby squad have joined the rest of the country in marking a minute's silence in tribute to those killed in the Tunisia attack.

A picture tweeted by the Welsh Rugby Union shows Sam Warburton and teammates at their training camp in Switzerland.


Flags fly at half mast in tribute to Tunisia attack victims

Flags across Wales are flying at half mast today as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives in the Tunisia beach attack.

National minute of silence to remember Tunisia victims

A national minute of silence will be held at 12pm today to remember the victims of the terror attack in Tunisia.

Credit: Wales News Service

The bodies of nine British victims of the massacre, including Trudy Jones from Blackwood, were flown home yesterday, as the final UK death toll was confirmed at 30.

In Trudy's hometown of Blackwood, the council has arranged a remembrance event to coincide with the minute silence at the Dragon Circle in the town's centre.

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