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'He was one of us': Bodmin mourns man killed saving wife in Tunisia

Children have been leaving handmade sympathy cards for the Mellor family. Credit: ITV News

There have been emotional scenes in a Cornish church today, as the town of Bodmin remembers a man killed in Tunisia saving his wife's life.

Stephen Mellor was killed on the beach as he shielded his wife Cheryl from the gunman. His body was returned to the UK today, while Cheryl is being treated for serious gunshot injuries in a British hospital.

Stephen Mellor died shielding his wife Cheryl from the gunman. Credit: SWNS

A service for the couple is being held at St Petroc's Church this evening, but earlier children left handmade sympathy cards and tributes were paid by Revd. Canon Graham Minors, the Team Rector of Bodmin, and local MP Scott Mann. They spoke to Jacquie Bird.

Stephen Mellor's body returns home. Credit: ITV News


Memorial for Cornish man killed saving wife in Tunisia

Stephen Mellor's wife Cheryl remains in hospital in Sousse.

A service is taking place today in memory of a man from Cornwall killed in the Tunisian beach attack.

59-year-old Stephen Mellor died trying to shield his wife Cheryl during the shooting on Friday. She was injured and remains in hospital in Sousse.

The service will be held at St Petroc's church in Bodmin at 7 this evening.

South Devon couple stranded in Tunisia

Jayne Bostock Tapper and her husband Paul in Tunisia Credit: Jayne Bostock Tapper

A couple from South Devon say they've been left stranded in Tunisia with no information from their tour operator about when they'll be able to fly home. Jayne Bostock Tapper and her husband Paul say they're among more than 200 British tourists at the Royal Kenz Hotel in Sousse.

Jayne and Paul, from Newton Abbot, were on the beach when the massacre occurred close by on Friday.

"We ran for our lives with the gunshots behind us. It was all so upsetting. I've been unable to sleep at night.

"All we want to do is come home. Thomson keep giving us times for updates, but nothing is happening. All the tourists from other countries have gone, it's just British tourists left"

– Jayne Bostock Tapper

ITV News has contacted Thomson for information about when the couple will be flown home. At time of publication, the company had yet to reply.

Cornish man feared dead in Tunisia massacre

A man from Bodmin is missing and feared dead following the massacre in Tunisia. Stephen Mellor, 59, was holidaying with his wife Cheryl. She suffered gunshot wounds and is recovering in hospital.

Mrs Mellor told the Sunday Mirror that her husband slumped motionless in front of her while trying to shield her from the killer. Full details here.

Holiday-maker tells of his horrifying ordeal in Tunisia

A Weymouth man has told of his horrifying experience in Tunisia where at least 37 people were killed in an armed attack.

Macauley Arnold and his girlfriend were staying in the holiday resort of Sousse when a gunman opened fire on the beach.

They were saved by a local Tunisian who hid several tourists in his home:


Police investigate spate of incidents in Weymouth

Police are investigating after a number of incidents including arson, a garage break in and a number of vehicle crimes have taken place in Weymouth.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses after the crimes, in the Westham area of the town.

The incidents began on April 9, when officers were informed of a bin fire. Just a day later there were reports of break ins in three cars. Food was taken from the third car. Overnight, a insecure garage was also broken into, where food and alcohol were taken.

During the same night a number of vehicles had washing up liquid poured over them.

Condor launches last ferry from Weymouth

Condor launched its last service from Weymouth today Credit: PA Wire

Condor Ferries has completed it's final journey from Weymouth after it's port was deemed 'unsuitable'.

The cross-channel service is moving to a bigger port in Poole following the purchase of a new three hundred foot ferry. It's estimated the move could cost Weymouth Harbour £750,000 a year.

Police concerned for missing Weymouth man

Nigel Day went missing on March 3 Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are very concerned for missing Nigel Day who disappeared from his home in Weymouth.

The 52-year-old was last seen on March 3 outside his house in Wkye Regis. He made phone contact with a relative the following day, but no one has seen or heard from him since.

A bag of wet clothing and personal items belonging to Nigel were found by a member of the public on Chesil beach on March 5.

Officers carried out a shoreline and offshore search of the area, but nothing was discovered.

Nigel is white, of thin build and around six feet tall. He has shoulder-length hair and a full beard.

It has been five days since Nigel was last in contact and, following the discovery of his clothing and other items on Chesil beach, we are extremely concerned for his welfare.

I am appealing to anyone who saw a man matching Nigel’s description in the Portland Road area of Wyke Regis or on Chesil beach on Wednesday or Thursday last week to please call me urgently.

– Police Sergeant Jeremy Cuff, of Weymouth police
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