Tunisia attack: Families of British victims to take legal action against TUI

Families of some of the 30 British victims of the Tunisia terror attack are preparing legal action against tour operator TUI after an inquest ruled they were unlawfully killed, their lawyer said.

During the inquest, TUI was criticised for the advice it gave to customers ahead of the attack.

The coroner at the inquest earlier branded the police response as "at best shambolic and at worst cowardly".

Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire in Sousse on June 26 2015, shooting 38 people dead.

The inquest into the deaths at the five-star Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel began at the Royal Courts of Justice on January 16 and concluded today.

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Tunisia attack inquest: Families arrive at court

Relatives of those killed arrive at the Royal Courts of Justice. Credit: SWNS

The relatives of the 30 Britons killed in the Tunisia beach terror attack in June 2015 have arrived at the Royal Courts of Justice in London to hear the inquest deliver its findings.

Families of those killed have called for a "neglect" verdict arguing travel firms failed to protect their loved ones.

Andrew Ritchie QC, counsel to the families of the victims, said Tunisian authorities had taken the terror risk to tourists seriously, but that hotel operators had not.

The inquest, which began on January 16, seeks to determine how much the UK government and travel firms knew about the risk of an attack on tourists holidaying in the area.

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