National minute’s silence after Tunisia attack

Flowers at the scene of the massacre in Sousse as sources warned the British death toll could rise to at least 30 (PA)
Flowers at the scene of the massacre in Sousse as sources warned the British death toll could rise to at least 30 (PA)

A minute’s silence will be held across the country on Friday as a tribute to those killed when a gunman opened fire on holidaymakers in Tunisia on Friday.

The Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons the silence will take place on Friday, July 3 at noon - a week after the shooting which killed 38 people.

Mr Cameron, who chaired a meeting of the government’s Cobra emergencies committee earlier today, said there would be a “full spectrum response” to extremist terror.

The holidaymakers, many of which were British, were killed when the terrorist, who is suspected to have links to the Islamic State group fired shots on a beach in the resort of Sousse.

Mr Cameron said the tourists “suddenly became the victims of the most brutal terrorist attack against the British people for many years”.

For more information on the incident visit the Foreign Office website at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia