Published On: Wed, Jul 1st, 2015 on 6:06 pm

Leeds couple among Tunisia attack victims

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A rail worker and his wife were among the British tourists killed by a gunman in Tunisia, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

Christopher and Sharon Bell

Christopher and Sharon Bell. Image: West Yorkshire Police.

Christopher and Sharon Bell, from Killingbeck in Leeds, were among 38 people killed by gunman Seifeddine Rezgui in the resort of Sousse.

Their family said there was “very little information surrounding the circumstances of the tragedy”, but said they would work with authorities to establish what happened.

In a statement, the family said: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of both mum Sharon and dad Christopher, who were taken from us during the terrorist attacks in Tunisia.

“Currently we have very little information surrounding the circumstances of the tragedy and we are working with the authorities to gather as much information as possible.

“As a family we are grieving and we would ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time.

“Our thoughts are with all those affected by the tragedies.”

Thirty of the 38 victims of the attack, at a beach resort in Sousse on Friday, are thought to be British.

Tunisian authorities have arrested several people on suspicion of helping 23-year-old gunman Seifeddine Rezgui.

He was shot dead by police after the killings.

We are seeking your stories relating to the Tunisia attacks. If you or anyone you know has been affected please contact us by emailing news@yorkshirestandard.co.uk.

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