The victims of the Tunisia beach terror attack

An inquest into the deaths of 30 British tourists in a terrorist attack on a beach in Tunisia has found they were "unlawfully killed", with the coroner branding the police response as "at best shambolic and at worst cowardly".

Some 38 people were killed when Islamist gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire in the popular resort of Port El Kantaoui, Sousse, in June 2015.

Thirty Britons were among the dead. Here is what we know about them.

Christopher and Sharon Bell

Christopher and Sharon Bell. Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The family of Christopher and Sharon Bell - a couple from Leeds - said in a statement that they are "deeply saddened" by their deaths.

Raymond and Angela Fisher

Ray and Angela Fisher. Credit: Family handout

Leicester couple Ray and Angela Fisher - believed to be 75 and 69 - were among the last Britons confirmed to have died.

Their son Adam, from Redhill in Surrey, had not spoken to his parents since they left for their holiday.

Janet and John Stocker

Janet and John Stocker Credit: Family Handout

John, 74, was a retired printer, born in Peckham and was father of five children and grandfather to 10.

Janet, 63, was born and raised with her two brothers in Fulham, her family say she was, "a fun-loving and devoted mother to us children, and loved nothing more than being than being around all of the grandchildren, as well as a best friend to anyone who knew and appreciated her kind, understanding and loving character."

Eileen Swannack and John Welch

Eileen Swannack and John Welch

The family of grandmother Eileen Swannack have confirmed that she and her partner John Welch were both killed in the Tunisia attack.

Grandaughter Lisa Marie said: "We ask for patience and some privacy while we try to come to terms with this and grieve.

"I cannot understand how anyone could hurt my Nan, she was such a loving wonderful woman and I'm heartbroken she's been taken from us in such a cruel way. Thoughts with everyone involved in and effected by this tragedy."

Chris Dyer

Chris Dyer and wife wife Gina Van Dort.

Chris Dyer was on holiday with his wife Gina Van Dort when he was gunned down. His wife was seriously injured in the attack, but clung on to her dead husband's hand as paramedics tried to get her to safety, according to reports.

Billy and Lisa Graham

Billy and Lisa Graham, from Bankfoot, near Perth

Billy and Lisa Graham, from Bankfoot, near Perth, had been staying in one of the hotels in Sousse where Friday's terrorist beach attack happened and had not been heard from since the massacre.

Mr Graham's older brother Lindsay Graham told ITV News: "I would like to say how heartbroken we all are also they were a lovely couple and will be sorely missed. We are all proud of Billy serving his country for 22 years in the army our hearts and thoughts go out to their daughter Holly. Rest in peace."

Denis and Elaine Thwaites

Denis Thwaites and his wife Elaine were staying at the Imperial Marhaba Hotel.

Former Birmingham City footballer Denis Thwaites and his wife Elaine, from Blackpool, were staying at the Imperial Marhaba Hotel when the gunman struck.

In a message posted on their son-in-law Danny Clifford's Facebook page, their daughter Lindsey said: "Mum and Dad were the kindest, caring, loving parents any daughter could wish for. Rest in peace now my angels."

Birmingham City also tweeted tributes to the couple.

David Thompson

David Thomps was the oldest victim of the attack. Credit: Family handout

David Thompson from Tadley in Hampshire was the oldest victim of the attack aged 80.

He was on holiday with his long-term partner Anne Kear, who survived the attack.

His neighbour Claire Chambers said the community had reacted with "great shock" to the news of his death.

"It's just absolutely terrible, just such a terrible thing to happen", she added.

Philip Heathcote

Philip Heathcote from Felixstowe and his wife Allison were caught up attack.

Philip Heathcote's death was confirmed by his brother-in-law Simon Boon.

Mr Boon told ITV News Anglia, his sister, Mr Heathcote's wife Allison, is in a critical condition at a Tunisian hospital after being shot multiple times.

He added: "Philip was truly Allison's soulmate and they did everything together, sharing the same interests life offered."

Stephen Mellor

Engineer Stephen Mellor, 59, from Bodmin in Cornwall, was killed as he shielded his wife Cheryl on the beach.

The retired psychiatric nurse told the Mirror: "This is a nightmare. Stephen was lovely man. He was my soulmate."

Carly Lovett

Carly Lovett had recently got engaged to her childhood sweetheart Credit: Family handout

Carly Lovett, 24, from Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, was holidaying with her fiance Liam when she was killed.

In a statement, her family said: "Carly was and always will be our beautiful shining light".

"We pray with all our hearts that this evil, and such disregard for human life, will end so no other family will feel the pain that we do today and always will."

Patrick Evans

Adrian Evans, Patrick Evans and Joel Richards Credit: ITV News

Three generations of one family were killed in the attack.

Patrick Evans is understood to be among the victims. He is the father of Adrian Evans and the grandfather of Joel Richards.

Mr Richards' 16-year-old brother Owen is reported to have survived the attack.

Reports suggested the teenager was found trying to help a woman who had been shot in her back.

In tears he told them: "I have to call my mum."

Adrian Evans

Adrian Evans was on holiday with family in the resort of Sousse. Credit: Family photograph

Adrian Evans, who worked for Sandwell Council as a manager in the gas services department, is among the victims.

Council leader Darren Cooper said Mr Evans was a much-loved member of staff.

Joel Richards

Joel Richards died in Tunisia after Friday's attack.

Joel Richards, 19, a local football referee, and University of Worcester student, died with along with his uncle Adrian Evans.

Friends have paid tribute to Mr Richards on social media, saying he was "well respected", "ambitious" and "one of a kind".

Sue Davey

Sue Davey is among the victims. Credit: Family photograph

Sue Davey was on holiday with her partner, Scott Chalkley, and had been staying at the Imperial Hotel in Sousse.

Her son, Conor Fulford, who had made desperate appeals for information when the news broke, paid tribute to his mother on Twitter:

Scott Chalkley

Tributes have been paid to Scott Chalkey. Credit: Ross Naylor/Twitter

Scott Chalkley was described by his son Ross Naylor as a "loving, typical bloke".

Mr Naylor had been told by hotel staff that his 42-year-old father and Ms Davey were on the beach and had found some of their bags on the sand.

Mr Naylor confirmed his father's death in a message on Twitter:

Colleagues at Severn Water where the couple both worked said they were "much loved".

Trudy Jones

Trudy Jones of Blackwood in Gwent. Credit: ITV NEws

Colleagues of Trudy Jones from Blackwood in Gwent, south Wales described her as an "absolute angel".

Her MP Chris Evans said: "The reality of this horrific and brutal attack has now been brought home to our communities with the news that Trudy Jones of Blackwood is among those murdered.

"My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this difficult time."

Lisa Burbidge

Lisa Burbidge lived in Whickham, Gateshead Credit: Northumbria Police/PA Wire

Lisa Burbidge's granddaughter Chloe Thompson left a tribute on the Newcastle Chronicle's Facebook page, saying: "My angel, my bestfriend love you always grandma, rest in peace."

She also thanked the dozens of readers who responded to her comment with condolences.

Bruce Wilkinson

Bruce Wilkinson, 72, from Goole, East Yorkshire. Credit: ITV News

Bruce Wilkinson, 72, from Goole, East Yorkshire, was among the dead. His family issued a statement through local MP Andrew Percy paying tribute to the grandfather, reported to have been a retired power station worker.

They said: "We are devastated at the loss of Bruce, who was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

"Bruce was a loving family man, and in his working life worked to support the care of others. He was a kind and compassionate man, with a dry sense of humour. He was fun-loving, and will be deeply missed by friends and family alike."

Claire Windass

Claire Windass, 54, from Hull. Credit: ITV News

Claire Windass, 54, a mother of two children and two stepchildren from Hull, was on holiday with her husband Jim who survived the attack.

"She was a warm, kind-hearted woman who made friends easily and was loved by everyone who knew her. She will be deeply missed," the family said in a statement.

She worked in learning disability and intermediate care services for North Lincolnshire Council for 18 years.

Chris Skinner, head of communications at the council, said they were "deeply saddened" at the news, adding: "She was a popular and well-respected member of staff who will be greatly missed."

Jim and Ann McQuire

Jim and Ann McQuire has just retired Credit: ITV News

Jim and Ann McQuire were from Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire. The couple had just retired and were treating themselves to a holiday.

Mr McQuire, 66, and his 63-year-old wife were members of Abronhill Parish Church. They were both said to be "deeply involved" in the life of the church and Mr McQuire was captain of the Boys' Brigade.

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, said: "At such a time words of comfort can seem hollow. Our minds are numb as we try to come to terms with an evil of such magnitude.

"Our hearts go out, however, to all caught up in this terrible event and we hold them all in our love and prayer.

Stuart Cullen

Stuart Cullen died instantly in the attack Credit: Police handout

Stuart Cullen, 52, from Lowestoft in Suffolk, is said to have died instantly in the Sousse shooting.

He was with his wife at the time who was injured in the attack but survived and since returned to the UK. They have one adult daughter, Emma.

A police spokesman said: "The family are truly grateful for the compassion afforded to them to date, but have formally requested that their privacy is respected at this time as they try to cope with this harrowing and tragic incident."

John Stollery

John Stollery was described as someone who Credit: Family handout

58-year-old social worker John Stollery, from Nottinghamshire was on holiday with his wife Cheryl and son when the gunman struck.

He worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for 33 years, dedicating the last 16 years to working with children in care.

His wife described him as someone who was "special" and "made a difference and gave his best to others".

She added: "We still had a long life to live with plans and dreams for our future together. We love and miss him terribly and nothing will ever be the same again."