After a long wait the bodies of the last final victims from the Tunisia beach attack have returned to UK by plane this weekend. The gruesome attack that led to 30 victims from UK in Tunisia is comparable to the Charlie Hebdo, the terrorist attacks from France, said one witness. The families of those involved in the beach shooting received this weekend the bodies of the last five Britons. The five Britons repatriated this weekend were killed in the Tunisia beach attack.
BBC said that a coroner will also continue to open inquests into the deaths of those murdered in the attack which left 30 Britons dead from a total of 38 victims. An increase in security and a state of emergency has been put in place by the authorities in Tunisia. Claire Windass, Christopher Dyer, Bruce Wilkinson, Stuart Cullen and Lisa Burbidge were flown back to the UK. The bodies arrived at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire at 15:00 BST on an RAF C-17 aircraft.
The Queen and the Prime Minister David Cameron joined on Friday the minute's silence along with the relatives of the deceased. In Sousse, at the scene of the attack, Tunisians and tourists gathered and they linked arms as a gesture to commemorate the tragic events. Habib Essid, the Tunisian Prime Minister, also took part in the commemorations there and expressed his deep regret for the attack.
The media reports suggest that almost 35 minutes was the time frame the attack took place, the gunman being able to return to the scene and kill some of the wounded before the police managed to arrive. The Tunisian Prime Minister acknowledged that "the time of the reaction is the problem". He labelled the event as unacceptable, a horror.
The authorities from Tunisia succeeded identifying the gunman, a 28-year-old student, Seifeddine Rezgui. Also, the inquiries led to other eight suspects that were held in custody on suspicion of being linked to the attack, claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State.
The London court was told by the Counter #Terrorism Command detective, Sergeant David Batt, that the holidaymakers were "indiscriminately targeted" by the gunman. In the process of identification, UK police have assisted in both Tunisia and the UK, adding that 275 witness accounts have been taken by the police. More that 1200 potential witnesses have returned to the UK and accounts from those who are deemed significant are being taken, added Sergeant Batt. #Religion #Society