British victims of Tunisian massacre begin journey home today

British victims of Tunisian massacre begin journey home today

THE British Government could begin its repatriation of the victims of the Tunisia shooting today, the Prime Minister has said.

Speaking on BBC Radio Four this afternoon, David Cameron revealed that a Royal Air Force plane would travel to Tunisia today to bring home some of the injured British citizens – and possibly the remains of the deceased.

“We are very happy to look at that. There are all sorts of other arrangements being put in place but I am keen that, as a nation, we show respect and our condolences,” the Prime Minister said.

“And if they [the families] would like for us to try and bring back the bodies of their loved ones with dignity and respect that is something we can do.”

Among the dead is Warwickshire teenager Joel Richards, who was a talented Gaelic football player with James Connolly’s GFC.

The 19-year-old University of Worcester student was gunned down along with his grandfather and uncle last Friday, June 26, in the horrific attack.

His younger brother Owen and his grandmother survived the attack.

The attack also claimed the lives of Lorna Carty from Co. Meath and Martina and Larry Hayes from Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

In total 38 people died in the shooting.

Today David Cameron urged the British people to "stand up to hatred", calling the attack “absolutely horrific”.

“We are the people who stand up to hatred. They are the cowards who murder defenceless people on a beach. They stand for oppression; we stand for freedom, and a peaceful, tolerant way of life,” he said.