The funeral of a man from Cornwall who was killed in the Tunisia massacre has been taking place in his home town of Bodmin.
Stephen Mellor died while trying to protect his wife Cheryl. She lost her hand in the attack. The service will be held at St Petroc's Church.
ITV spoke to the minister, Revd Canon Graham Minors, before the service, who told us:
"It's made us all realise here in Bodmin that none of us are too far away from terrorism and violence in the world".
The funeral is taking place later this morning of a man from Cornwall who was killed in the tourist massacre in Tunisia.
Stephen Mellor from Bodmin died while trying to protect his wife Cheryl. She lost her hand in the attack. The service is being held at St Petroc's Church.
It's made us all realise here in Bodmin that none of us are too far away from terrorism and violence in the world and I wouldn't say it was a wake up call but it's made us realise that we are living in a small world and this little part of Cornwall where we are now has been caught up in what has happened in Tunisia.
The funeral of Stephen Mellor who was killed in Tunisia last month, is due to take place on Tuesday next week at St Petroc's Church in Bodmin.
The 59-year-old engineer from Cornwall was on holiday with his wife, Cheryl when the attack happened, he died whilst trying to shield her from gunfire.
Cheryl, who lost her hand and suffered severe gunshot wounds, is being treated for her injuries at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.
An inquest into Stephen's death has been opened and adjourned in London.
The family of a man from Cornwall who was killed in the Tunisia shootings will be consulted about the design and location of a new memorial.
Stephen Mellor from Bodmin died trying to protect his wife Cheryl from gunfire in the attack at the holiday resort of Sousse just over a week ago.
The Prime Minister announced a permanent memorial to all of the victims will be created.
David Cameron also said a special service will be held in the autumn dedicated to all those caught up in the attack on the Tunisian resort of Sousse which left 30 British holidaymakers dead.
Those who lost their lives in Tunisia last week were innocent victims of a brutal terrorist atrocity.
It is right that we mark and commemorate them and others murdered by terrorists overseas appropriately and support the loved ones they have left behind in every way we can.
A man from Weymouth who was caught up in the Tunisian hotel attack has paid an emotional tribute to those who died and those who tried to save them.
20-year-old 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 man who hid several tourists in his home.
"Many lives were lost and ruined. My love and deepest sympathy are with those people, together we stand united and won't let terrorism win. Thanks to all the brave locals and emergency services who risked their lives to save others. I am thinking of every single person who lost their lives - and their families. Today my thoughts are with you all."
His words come on the day that a minute's silence was observed at noon around the country, in memory of those lost.
The family of a man who died trying to save his wife in the attack on a Tunisian hotel have paid tribute to his hometown.
The Cornish town of Bodmin has rallied around the family of 59-year-old Stephen Mellor.
A church service was held earlier this week in tribute to Mr Mellor and in support of his wife Cheryl, who is recovering in hospital after losing her hand in the massacre.
"The sons and family of Stephen Mellor would like to express their thanks for all the support and good wishes they have received from the Bodmin community.
“In this most difficult of times it gives the family great support to know that Stephen was loved by so many in the local area.”
A minute's silence was observed across the country at noon today, in memory of those lost in the attack.
A minute's silence has been held across the country in memory of those who were killed in the Tunisia beach attacks.
Among them was Stephen Mellor from Bodmin, whose wife Cheryl was injured, losing her hand in the massacre. The community paid tribute to them in their local church earlier this week.
A Cornish town has gathered together in support of the family of Stephen Mellor, who was murdered in the massacre in Tunisia.
He did shielding his wife Cheryl, who lost her hand and suffered severe gunshot wounds. She has since been brought back to the UK for treatment in hospital.
Candles were lit and prayers were said at St Petroc's Church in Bodmin, in tribute to the family.
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.
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.
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