Tunisia beach attack: Last bodies returning to UK
4 July 2015
From the section UK
The final five bodies of British victims killed in the Tunisia beach attack will be flown back to the UK later.
A coroner will also continue to open inquests into the deaths of those murdered in the assault, which left 30 Britons among 38 dead.
On Friday, a minute’s silence was held across the UK to remember the victims.
Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid also said the slow response of police to the attack was a major problem.
An RAF plane carrying the bodies of the final five Britons murdered in the gun attack is expected to arrive at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on Saturday afternoon.
Their coffins will be loaded onto hearses and travel in convoy to West London Coroner’s Court in Fulham, west London, where inquests into their deaths will be held.
The first inquests were opened on Friday. During one of the hearings, the coroner heard Stephen Mellor from Bodmin, Cornwall, was killed by gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen as he shielded his wife Cheryl.
Post-mortem examinations will be carried out before the bodies are released to their families.
A C-17 plane carrying the bodies of eight of those killed landed at RAF Brize Norton on Friday
The coffin of Christopher Bell was the first to be carried off the RAF plane
Source:: BBC UK