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Tributes to British mum Sally Adey shot dead in Tunisia massacre

By Staff Reporter

The family of a British woman who was named yesterday as among the victims of the Tunisia museum terror attack have paid tribute to a "much-loved daughter, wife and mother".

Sally Adey (57), a solicitor and mother-of-two from Caynton, Shropshire, was among 23 people now thought to have been killed during the assault on the Bardo Museum in the capital, Tunis. She had been on a cruise ship holiday with her husband Robert (52), who is thought to be unharmed.

When the MSC Splendido arrived at La Goulette, Tunis, on Wednesday morning, the couple went with some other passengers to the museum, where 18 tourists were shot dead. Around 90 Britons were on board the ship, which began its seven-night trip from Genoa, Italy, last Saturday.

In an online profile, Mrs Adey described herself as a "mum with kids at uni" and a specialist in company and commercial law, although not currently working. Among her "loves" were family, cooking, flowers, history and watching sport with her husband - especially golf, rugby, cricket and motor racing.

The couple's children, Molly (18) and Harry (23), were being comforted by friends and family yesterday.

Julia Holden, a partner in Shakespeares Solicitors, based in Birmingham, where Mr Adey was also a partner, said in a statement on behalf of the family: "Sally Adey was a much-loved daughter, wife and mother. The family are devastated by her loss. They are also saddened for others who have lost people they love, and for those who have been hurt."

The couple were due to return from holiday at the weekend. Mrs Adey's father, retired Wing Commander Robert Johnson (90), was too upset to speak at his home in Scothern, Lincolnshire.

A friend said: "He has been shattered into a million pieces by this news. It is so very sad."

Annette Crawshaw (73), who lives three doors down from the family, expressed her "horror" at Mrs Adey's death.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: "These terrorist attacks yesterday in Tunisia were an appalling and brutal outrage.

"In the end our values - freedom of speech, democracy, the rule of law - they will win through."

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