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Victim 'was our shining light'

Published 30/06/2015

Fashion blogger Carly Lovett from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, died in the Tunisia terror attack
Fashion blogger Carly Lovett from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, died in the Tunisia terror attack

Relatives of a 24-year-old graduate killed in the Sousse shootings have paid tribute to her as a "shining light" who radiated happiness to those around her.

In a statement, the fiance and immediate family of Carly Lovett said they were praying that the "evil" seen in Tunisia would end to spare others the heartbreak they have experienced.

The statement was issued through Lincolnshire Police on behalf of Carly's parents, Joanne and Kev, her fiance Liam, sister Jordan, brother Daniel, stepfather John, stepmother Tracey, and stepbrothers Simon and Max.

Thanking all those who have offered kind words and support, the family said: "Carly was and always will be our beautiful shining light.

"She was funny, clever, artistic and radiated love and happiness around her.

"Carly recently got engaged to Liam, her childhood sweetheart of 10 years. Both were excited and looking forward to a bright future together filled with love and happiness.

"This has now been cruelly taken away."

The family's statement continued: "To move forward through this we will try to do what we believe Carly would want and that is to love, cherish and support each other.

"The support received from family, friends and people we don't know has been overwhelming and has been a great comfort to us all.

"Carly, may you soar with the angels and we pray with all our hearts that this evil, and such disregard for human life, will end so no other family will feel the pain that we do today and always will."

Fashion blogger Carly, from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, graduated from the University of Lincoln's School of Film and Media in 2013.

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