NATIONAL NEWS: Minute’s silence this Friday to remember Tunisia terror attack victims

Flowers at the scene of the massacre in Sousse as sources warned the British death toll could rise (PA).
Flowers at the scene of the massacre in Sousse as sources warned the British death toll could rise (PA).

A national minute’s silence to remember those killed in the terrorist attack in Tunisia will take place on Friday at 12 noon.

Prime Minister David Cameron has told the House of Commons today that the act of remembrance will take place one week on from the beach massacre in which dozens of Brits were killed or injured.

The announcement came 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 today, promised a “full spectrum response” to extremist terror.

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

It was also 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.

See https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia for more details.