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Inquest to resume into death of British mother killed in Tunisia terror attack

Published 24/02/2016

Sally Adey was killed in a terror attack in Tunisia (Metropolitan Police/PA)
Sally Adey was killed in a terror attack in Tunisia (Metropolitan Police/PA)

An inquest into the death of a British tourist killed in a terror attack in Tunisia is due to resume today.

Mother-of-two Sally Adey, of Caynton, near Shifnal, Shropshire, died in the shooting at the Bardo National Museum in Tunis on March 18 2015.

She had been on a Mediterranean cruise with her husband Robert, who survived the attack.

The opening of the inquest last March heard Mrs Adey, 57, died of gunshot wounds to her abdomen and pelvis.

Coroner's officer Julie Hartridge said retired solicitor Mrs Adey and her husband had "disembarked from the MSC Splendida in Tunis on March 18" before going to the museum.

"It is reported the museum came under fire from gunmen and she received fatal gunshot wounds," she added.

Ms Hartridge said a post-mortem examination carried out in the UK by a Home Office pathologist on March 25 last year had established the provisional cause of death as "consistent with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and pelvis".

The inquest is due to resume this morning at Shropshire Coroners Court in Shrewsbury.

More than 20 people were killed in the attack, including 17 cruise ship tourists, with Mrs Adey among them.

Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack.

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