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Tunisia terror attack: Coroner finds victims were unlawfully killed

The inquest into the deaths of 30 Brits who died in a terror attack in Tunisia, including three people from the North West, has found that all 30 were unlawfully killed.

The coroner told the families they've shown quiet dignity which their loved ones would have been extremely proud.

Judge Loraine-Smith said no police or security officer entered hotel ground until Rezgui had killed all 38 tourists, even though they were armed and equipped.

He said the gunman acted alone. No evidence of a second gunman. Rezgui was thought to have been supported by a terrorist cell.


Victims of Tunisian terror attack remembered

Denis and Elaine Thwaites

Government workers across the country and a embassies abroad will hold a minutes' silence in memory of those killed in the Tunisian terror attacks a year ago.

30 Britons died in the massacre on the beach including Denis and Elaine Thwaites from Blackpool and Philip Heathcoate, who was originally from Manchester.

Yesterday a memorial service was held at the scene near Sousse. A total of 38 people were killed when gunman Seifeddine Rezgui went on a rampage in the coastal resort of Port El Kantaoui on June 26 last year. He was shot dead by police after carrying out the attack, for which terror group Islamic State claimed responsibility.


Funeral of Blackpool couple killed in Tunisian massacre

They were described as the couple that you wished you lived next door to.

That was one of the many tributes to Dennis and Elaine Thwaites who were killed in the Tunisia terror attack.

Their funeral was held in Lytham, in the sunshine with people in the town stopping as the cortege passed.

Victoria Grimes reports.

Former Birmingham City footballers attend funeral of Tunisian shooting victims Denis and Elaine Thwaites

The funeral's taking place for a couple from Blackpool who were killed in the Tunisia beach attacks.

Former footballer Denis Thwaites and his wife Elaine were gunned down died along with 37 others in Sousse last month.

Family and friends paid their respects to the couple at the service at Fairhaven United Reformed Church in Lytham.

Former Birmingham City footballer Alan Campbell described Denis as "a fun person to be with."

Funeral takes place of Blackpool couple killed in Tunisian massacre

Order of funeral service of Denis and Elaine Thwaites Credit: ITV Granada

The funeral is taking place of a Blackpool couple who were killed in the Tunisia beach massacre.

The service for Denis and Elaine Thwaites is being held at Fairhaven United Reform Church in Lytham St Annes

Fairhaven United Reform Church in Lytham St Annes Credit: ITV Granada

The funeral service is taking place

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