Memorial honour for terror victims

Published: Monday 6th July 2015 by The News Editor

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A Hull woman and Goole man murdered on a Tunisian beach will be honoured alongside the terror attack’s other victims on a permanent memorial, it has been announced.

The Government is to pay for the memorial, Prime Minister David Cameron says, and consult the families of the attack’s 30 British victims before deciding exactly where to install it.

Claire Windass, 54, of Hull, and 72-year-old Bruce Wilkinson, of Goole, were killed along with 36 other people after gunman Seifeddine Rezgui targeted the beach at Sousse on June 26.

Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood has suggested the memorial could be installed in the north, due to the fact many of the atrocity’s victims were from the region. The victims’ families, he adds, will be consulted on the design of the memorial.

Mr Cameron says the Government will also fund a second memorial to commemorate UK citizens killed in other terrorist attacks abroad.

He says it is right that the deaths of those killed in Tunisia and other attacks should be remembered in that way.

A service dedicated to the memory of the Britons killed in Sousse is to be staged later in the year.

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Published: Monday 6th July 2015 by The News Editor

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