Tunisia Terror Inquest Finds Victims Were Unlawfully Killed

The Chief Executive of Tui has said sorry outside the Tunisia terror inquest to the families of those who were killed.


Families of some of the 30 British people killed in the Tunisia terror attack say they now plan to sue the travel firm TUI.

Four people from the West Midlands were among those who died when a lone gunman opened fire in June 2015. Sue Davey from Tamworth and Charles Patrick Evans, 78, Adrian Evans, 49, and Joel Richards, 19, were all shot dead in the Sousse beach resort.

The coroner leading the inquests into their deaths ruled that they were unlawfully killed but said there was no neglect from the UK Government or holiday companies.

Nick Longman is the Chief Executive of the travel firm TUI and apologised outside the inquest.

Suzy Evans from Wednesbury, whose son, brother and father were killed, said the attack was ``entirely predictable''.

Charles Patrick Evans, 78, Adrian Evans, 49, and Joel Richards, 19, were all shot dead within 12 hours of arriving in the Sousse beach resort.

Ms Evans said: "Having heard all the evidence, I am personally convinced that an attack of this nature was entirely predictable and that there was a responsibility placed upon the Tunisian authorities and TUI to put safety structures and procedures in place to secure the safety of their customers.

"Going on holiday is supposed to be what you work for all year, happy family time to relax and enjoy. For many now, going on holiday will never be the same again.

"My family placed their trust in the fact that TUI, with all their knowledge and expertise, would not allow my family to travel to a hotel or destination where their safety was not the first priority - and yet, despite the Bardo museum attack only months earlier, they received no advice or warning.

"I am concerned that customer safety did not seem to be a priority. I believe this top five-star hotel was chosen by a terrorist cell because it was an easy target."

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