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Manchester born man confirmed as Tunisia victim

Photo: Archant

A Manchester-born man has been identified as one of the tourists killed in the Tunisia terror attack.

Philip Heathcote, 52, was on holiday with wife Allison to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary, when they were gunned down in the massacre which claimed at least 30 British lives.

Allison who's 48, was shot five times on the beach by the gunman. Pictures of her being carried from the beach on a sunbed were shown around the world. She was flown back to the uk last night.

Allison Heathcote is still fighting for her life Credit: Archamp

Her brother, Simon Boon, said Mr Heathcote - originally from Manchester - had “shown my sister love, care and loyalty that was second to none.”

Philip originally comes from Manchester and I am sure his family living there will want to pay their own tributes. The thoughts of our family go out to them all as we, together, grieve this awful loss.

Philip was truly Allison’s soulmate and they did everything together, sharing the same interests life offered.

Philip was without question a member of our family that everyone dearly loved and enjoyed so many good times with.

We will, along with his family in Manchester, deeply grieve this terrible loss.

– Simon Boon, Allison Heathcote's brother

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