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Tunisia attack inquest: 30 Britons 'unlawfully killed'

The 30 British victims of the Sousse terror attack. Credit: ITV News

All 30 British victims of the 2015 Tunisia terror attacker were "unlawfully killed", the coroner has said.

Coroner Nicholas Loraine-Smith rejected calls from lawyers for some of the victim's relatives to rule "neglect" by travel firm TUI or the hotel owners played a role in their killing.

He said the law on neglect did not, in his view, apply to tourists who voluntarily went abroad and that better planning and actions by hotel staff may not have prevented the atrocity in which 38 people were killed by radicalised Islamic extremist Seifeddine Rezgui.

In his summary, the coroner referred to the response of police and military, including an officer who "fainted through terror and panic" and a guard who took off his shirt to hide the fact he was an officer.

"They had everything they required to confront the gunman and could have been at the scene within minutes," he said.

"The delay was deliberate and unjustifiable."


Travel Update: Downed BT pole on A388 causes heavy congestion

A car has hit a telegraph pole on the A388 near the Swingletree. The pole is now down resting on the bonnet of the car and and vehicles are slowing passing the incident.

Devon and Cornwall Police say that the road will take some time to clear and there is currently heavy traffic and congestion.

A diversion is currently in place, however it is only suitable for smaller vehicles. Motorists are advised to try and avoid the area if possible.

TRAFFIC: Accident involving 7 vehicles on A30

There is queuing traffic and a road block after an accident involving 7 vehicles on the A30 Westbound at Jamaica Inn Road, Bolventor.

Cornwall Fire & Rescue said, "Members of the public travelling on the A30 at this time are advised of numerous collisions in the area, Fire, Police and Ambulance are on scene."

"Please travel at cautionary speed and be aware of conditions."

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