National minute’s silence announced after Tunisia attack

On Friday, 3 July there will be a nationwide minute’s silence at noon following the terrorist attack in Tunisia on Friday (26 June).

Monday, 29th June 2015, 4:17 pm
Flowers at the scene of the massacre in Sousse as sources warned the British death toll could rise (PA).

The Prime Minister, David Cameron told the House of Commons today (29 June) an act of remembrance will take place one week on from the beach massacre that killed dozens of Britons.

This comes as suspected associates of the gunman have been arrested. Tunisia’s interior minister Najem Gharsalli said a “significant number” of individuals were detained.

Mr Cameron, who chaired a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergencies committee at 10 Downing Street earlier, promised a “full spectrum response” to extremist terror.

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

It was announced that within the next few days there will be a major counter-terrorism training exercise in London.

He added that new rules will come into force this week giving public bodies a statutory duty to counter extremism.

The Foreign Office has updated its travel advice, but it is not advising against travel to holiday resorts like Sousse.

• Burnley man Ian Spedding is grouping together with other gas engineers to fund-raise for “one of their own” shot and injured in Friday’s Tunisia gun attack.