Shooting in Turkey

The body of a North Yorkshire woman who was shot dead in Turkey has been returned to the UK. Her 24-year-old son and 87-year-old mother were also injured by a gunman.

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Family of victims release statement

The family of three people who were shot while on holiday in Turkey say they "cannot comprehend" what has happened.

Anne Bury, 56, was killed in the incident in the fishing village of Dalyan. While her son, Alex, 24, and mother, Cecilia, 87, were both hospitalised.

The Bury family have released the following statement:

"We would like to thank everyone for their warm wishes and condolences at this very sad time.

"Although our family are still deeply shocked and grievingfor Anne, we are pleased to say that both Anne's mother and son are recoveringfrom their injuries and have both been given wonderful care, treatment and support by hospital and consulatestaff and many other local people.

"It appears that the person that Anne employed as a general gardener/handyman, to look after her holiday villas, has committed this terrible crime. We cannot comprehend the mentality of somebody who would do this to three lovely people who would never harm anybody.

"We would like once again to thank everyone for their kindness and offers of help, they are a great source of strength to us. We are sure that you will understand that we would now like peace and privacy at this time so that we can get on with everything we need to do."

– Family of Anne Bury

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