Bodies of couple killed in Tunisian beach attack arrive in UK


The bodies of Janet and John Stocker, who have family in Crawley, have arrived back in the UK.

Janet, 63, and John, 74, went missing after a gunman opened fire at tourists on a beach on Friday (June 26) near the hotel the couple were staying.

Their’s were amongst the bodies of nine Britons killed in the Tunisian beach attack which were brought back into the UK today.

All 30 British victims had now been identified.

Post-mortem examinations will be carried out before the bodies are released to their families.

Samuel Stocker, from Crawley, started a social media campaign in a bid to find his grandparents when they first went missing.

The Stocker family said in a statement on Tuesday (June 30) after discovering the couple had died: “They were both young at heart and enjoyed all that life could offer, and especially enjoyed travelling to new places, exploring and appreciating local cultures, and they died together doing what they enjoyed most; sunbathing side by side.”

Eight other Britons killed by gunman Seifeddine Rezgui - who had links to IS in Syria - were brought back to the UK on Wednesday.

The repatriation of all of the dead is likely to take several days, with two further flights planned for Friday and Saturday.

A minute’s silence is due to be held across the UK at noon on Friday to mark a week from the date of the attack.

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