National memorial for victims of overseas terrorism

The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire Credit: PA

A permanent national memorial to the British victims of overseas terrorism has been unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were joined by nearly 300 people who have lost relatives, friends and loved ones, as well as senior Government ministers.

Among the families attending were survivors of the deadly Tunisian beach attack at Sousse in 2015, in which 30 Britons were killed.

11 of those killed were from the Midlands.

The memorial is called 'Still Water'. Its design, as an elliptical-shaped pool surrounded by woodland, was selected by an independent panel, in consultation with victims' relatives, last year.

The memorial has no dominating symbolism but was chosen as it reflected the global reach of terrorism and the continuation of life.