Tunisia attack: Minute’s silence ‘chance for closure’
3 July 2015
From the section Essex
Allen Pembroke left his hotel room to help those injured in the Tunisia beach attack
A man who ran to the aid of Tunisia beach attack victims said he hoped to get some closure following the national minute’s silence for those who died.
Allen Pembroke, 61, from Chelmsford, Essex, helped a badly wounded woman at the resort in Sousse last Friday.
Cheryl Mellor, 55, was lying injured. Her husband Stephen died trying to shield her from gunfire.
Mr Pembroke said he and his wife were still in shock over the “harrowing” attack, in which 30 Britons died.
A minute’s silence will be held across the UK at midday to remember the 38 victims of the attack.
Mr Pembroke was on the beach with his wife when the attack started, and the couple fled to their hotel room.
Cheryl Mellor was badly injured in the shooting, in which her husband Stephen died
Flowers remain on the beach in Sousse where the attack took place last Friday
Source:: BBC world news feed