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Inquest Into Tunisia Terror Attack To Hear Evidence In Relation To Death Of Nottinghamshire Man

2nd February 2017
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The Tunisia terror attack Inquests will hear evidence in relation to the death of John Stollery on Thursday 2nd February at the Royal Courts of Justice, London.

The Inquest is a necessary legal requirement and a fact-finding exercise to establish reliable answers to the truth about how John and the 29 other Britons were killed on the 26th June 2016, in Sousse Tunisia.

Cheryl and Matt Stollery said: “For us John’s family, it is important not only to confirm the circumstances of John’s death; we hope the Inquest will raise awareness of what happened and ultimately the findings and outcomes from the Tunisia Inquest will support ‘lessons being learnt’.

 “We believe without any doubt proactive changes are required to prevent other individuals and families going through what we have had to face.

 “We love and miss John terribly, our world has been shattered and we are totally devastated by the way he was taken from us by a mindless act of terrorism born out extremist behaviours and toxic ideologies.

 “What is important to us today is our wish for John to be remembered and respected for the life he lived and the difference he was able to make for others; for us his family and as a social worker for children and young people and not just for the way he died.

“John inspired many through his strength of character, wicked sense of humour, his cheeky smile and the kindness he showed to all who knew him, those are just a few of the things that we loved about him. He never sought the limelight nor did anything for financial reward, he worked tirelessly, he was just ‘John’ a man who was there for everyone and nothing was ever too much trouble.

 “I hope the pen portrait being read at his Inquest today will honour him, his achievements, the difference he was able to make in his life and the love we shared.

 “John will live on through the legacy he left with us and we will strive to carry forward his legacy ‘to make a positive difference and contribute to a brighter future for others’. “

Specialist international personal injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell representing the families of 20 victims have instructed Andrew Ritchie QC of 9 Gough Square Chambers with assistance from Katherine Deal of 3 Hare Court to represent the interests of the families at the Inquests.

Irwin Mitchell is also representing many British holidaymakers who were injured both physically and psychologically during the attack.

Clive Garner, head of the international personal injury team at Irwin Mitchell representing the families affected, said: “For 18 months the families have been anxious to understand what happened to their loved ones and whether any more could have been done to prevent this terrible tragedy.

“Obviously nothing can turn back the clock but these Inquests provide the opportunity for our clients to receive answers to the questions that they want and need. The families are grateful to the Coroner for his thoroughness and for ensuring there is such an extensive array of evidence and witnesses that will be involved.

 

“There are serious concerns and questions about what was done in the face of what appears to have been an escalating threat of terrorist activity in Tunisia prior to these fateful events in Sousse. It is important that lessons are learned from this tragic incident to reduce the risk of similar tragedies in future.”

 

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