THE bodies of eight British tourists killed in the Tunisia beach massacre have been brought back to the UK. The victims were flown home by the Royal Air Force, the flight arriving at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, on Wednesday July 1 at 3pm (BST).
Twenty-seven of the 38 dead have been confirmed as British, the Prime Minister David Cameron told MPS today, but that figure is expected to rise to 30 when the formal identification process is completed.
A London-based coroner will open a single inquest into the deaths of the British victims.
The first bodies to be returned were those of three members of the same family – granddad Charles Patrick Evans, his son Adrian Evans and grandson Joel Richards – husband and wife Denis and Elaine Thwaites, and Carly Lovett, Stephen Mellor, John Stollery.
Repatriation of all of the British victims is expected to take several days.
The last four seriously injured survivors of the shooting were flown back to the UK on Monday night, also by the RAF.