Man seeks father after beach attack


Published: Saturday 27th June 2015 by The News Editor

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A son is anxiously searching for his father who was on the beach when terrorists in Tunisia opened fire.

Ross Naylor has launched an online plea for any information on father Scott Chalkley who was on holiday with partner Sue Davey.

The pair were staying at the Imperial Hotel in Sousse – and Mr Naylor said he is growing more desperate after not hearing any news on their whereabouts despite several calls to their mobiles, hotel and a local hospital.

Mr Naylor wrote on Twitter: “Haven’t spoke to my Dad since the attack, please, please, please RT as he is missing along with his partner #Tunisia.”

And the 23-year-old said his fears had increased after hotel staff told him his father and partner were on the beach after finding some of their bags on the sand.

Mr Naylor, of Derby, said he had since called the Foreign Office but has yet to hear any news back.

He has since taken to social media, with a post pleading for information being retweeted 5,000 times.

Mr Naylor described his father as a “loving, typical bloke”.

Speaking to the Mirror, he added: “He’s a fun-loving guy. Even though he is 20 years older than me, he’s like a mate – that’s how it is.

“They say no news is good news, but I would just rather hear something.

“The waiting is killing me. I don’t know what to do with myself.

“I just want to hear that he’s safe.”

Ms Davey’s son Conor said he thought he may have seen his mother on the TV as she was being taken away on a stretcher.

He wrote on Twitter: “Still waiting on unconfirmed reports my mom has been shot in the leg and is being kept in a hospital near the attack.”

Published: Saturday 27th June 2015 by The News Editor

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