COUNTY NEWS: Permanent memorial for Britons killed in Tunisia terror attack

The Prime Minister has announced a permanent memorial for the 30 British victims of the Tunisia terror attack is to be created.

Sunday, 5th July 2015, 2:00 pm
Flowers at the scene of the massacre in Sousse as sources warned the British death toll could rise to at least 30 (PA) SUS-150207-101854001

PM David Cameron said the government would fund two permanent memorials to UK victims of terror.

One will honour those who died in the Tunisia beach attack, and a second memorial will commemorate Britons killed in other terror attacks overseas.

The bereaved families of the 30 British holidaymakers killed by a lone gunman in Sousse will be consulted on where their memorial will be.

A service will also be held in the autumn, dedicated to those caught up in the attack which killed 38.

On Saturday, the final five bodies of British victims were returned to the UK.

Mr Cameron said: “Those who lost their lives in Tunisia last week were innocent victims of a brutal terrorist atrocity.

“It is right that we mark and commemorate them and others murdered by terrorists overseas appropriately and support the loved ones they have left behind in every way we can.”

People across the country observed a minute’s silence on Friday to pay their respects to those killed in the atrocity.

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