London pays its respects with a minute’s silence for the victims of terrorism at a Tunisian beach resort

One minute's silence throughout London for the British victims of terrorism in Tunisia. Image: @MPSMerton

One minute’s silence throughout London for the British victims of terrorism in Tunisia. Image: @MPSMerton

All kinds of Londoners observed a minute’s silence at 12 noon today to remember the victims of the Tunisian massacre.

30 Britons were killed including several people from the London region.

Wimbledon joined the rest of the nation to pay tribute.

Spectators on Murray Mound inside the All England Club at midday bowed their heads and then clapped once the minute was over.

Matches started at 12.15 pm rather than the usual 11.30 am to allow players, staff and fans to take part.

A West London Coroner’s court hearing opened inquests into a number of the victims whose bodies have been returned to Britain.

19 year old Joel Richards, and his 78 year old grandfather Patrick Evans both died from a gunshot wound to the head; in the beach massacre.

Joel’s uncle, 49 year old Adrian Evans, also died in the attack, from gunshot wounds to the neck and trunk.

Chinyere Inyama, senior coroner for West London, confirmed their bodies will be released to their family as he adjourned the inquest to a date to be fixed.

Joel’s 16-year-old brother Owen survived the attack last Friday and gave first aid and help to other holidaymakers wounded in the attack.

Londonmultimedianews offers a selection of social media images marking the nationwide tribute.

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